Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. – (Psalm 62:5, NLT)
I must calm down and turn to God; He is my only hope. – (Psalm 62:5, ERV)
My soul quietly waits for the True God alone because I hope only in Him. – (Psalm 62:5, VOICE)
I find myself in a strange space this season, as I face impending endings – with dear friends moving away, a grandmother living out her last days, and then the dealing with that which is in my own heart, as I adapt to the new dynamics in my own life. When I quiet myself before the Lord, I am able to see the hope, even in the sorrow of change. For those moving, God is taking them into a new season, as He also is with those of us remaining here. My grandmother has outlived her spouse, her family members, and all of her closest friends, and for her, she is certain of her destination, so she faithfully waits in hope for her homecoming. For myself, in the stillness of my quiet mornings with God, I am reassured of all that He has for me. His plan and purpose for me has not changed, so I am able to continue to hold fast to the hope that is found in Him alone. May we all slow down and quiet ourselves before the Lord, so that we may hear the still small voice within that reminds us that He is our hope and He has good plans for us.
Let all that I am,
Wait in stillness here;
For God is my hope,
So I need not fear.
In times of great change,
In seasons of doubt;
Help me trust in You,
To show the way out.
Out where there is hope,
And freedom is found;
Where all of me trusts,
In You, I’ll abound.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our hope and our peace. Thank You that as we wait quietly before You, You reassure us and fill us with Your hope. Forgive us for not slowing down to turn to You. Teach us to quiet ourselves before You in all things and at all times, so that we may hold fast to the hope that is held in You alone. Show us how to love others in a way that gives hope to the hopeless and peace to those who know none. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we wait quietly before You, knowing that all hope is found in You alone. Amen.
For the Lord your God will bless you, …and your joy will be complete. – Deuteronomy 16:15