It’s always a pleasant surprise when you stumble upon a passage of Scripture that resonates deep within your core. When it gives voice to a prayer, a hope that is founded in the belief that God actually cares for his people. If I can be honest, sometimes I have to wonder where God might be in the darkness. Do you ever feel that way? You don’t have to shout it or even comment that you do.
I wonder what God might be up to when the gathering clouds appear on a bright summer day and the unexpected storm pound away at the shaking foundation of my soul. Where is God? Where is God when things see bleak?
Through tears of frustration, anger, confusion, and pain, I pray with the writer of Psalm 62. For he alone is my rock, my God alone is a shield. I will trust in him and will pour out the unfiltered thoughts of my heart. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy.
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,
and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.