“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
It is both amazing and discouraging that some things just don’t change when it comes to human nature. Slander. Lies. Extortion. Greed. All these vices existed hundreds and hundreds of years ago just as they do today.
While this may sound a bit dire, be assured that there has always been another constant…God’s presence in our lives.
Throughout Psalm 62, the descriptions of humanity’s shortcomings are surrounded by affirmations of God’s strength, shelter, and trustworthiness.
The trick is to be deliberate about recognizing God’s presence in our day-to-day struggles.
What we must do is take refuge in God. Try carving out some time for our soul to “wait in silence.” We must create space so that we can “pour out our heart” before God.
When we do this then we will truly be prepared for the coming of our Lord. Not just during Advent, but at all times.
Let us pray: Lord, my soul waits in silence. You alone are my rock, my salvation, and my fortress. My refuge is in You, and I trust in Your power and steadfast love. Amen.