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)
I am standing in absolute stillness, silent before the One I love, waiting as long as it takes for Him to rescue me. Only God is my Savior, and He will not fail me. – (Psalm 62:5, TPT)
Coming before God in the quiet stillness of each morning, with the intention to hear His heart, is part of my daily practice. However, to truly wait quietly before Him in absolute stillness for as long as it takes, is not something I am accustomed to nor good at doing. In some things, I am extraordinarily patient, and can wait for a very long time. Yet, when my mobility and activity level are compromised, I still struggle to wait for healing to come quickly enough for my liking. He is good and faithful and has never failed me. I know I can trust in Him to walk beside me in the waiting, and to be my hope and my help. As I look back upon His faithfulness to hold me in His hands thus far, I cannot help but look forward with hope, knowing that He will continue to be present as He mends my body and utilizes this struggle for good somehow. May we ever wait quietly before God in silent stillness, as long as it takes, knowing that He is faithful and will not fail us.
Let all that I am,
Calm down and choose turn;
My eyes to the Lord,
As it’s how hope’s learned.
In quiet stillness,
As I hope in Him;
He is my rescue,
Grants peace from within.
No matter the storm,
Nor trial we face;
God will be faithful,
In goodness and grace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we slow down and wait in silent stillness before You, we recognize Your rescue and hope rises within us. Forgive us for our lack of patience and faith, as we want instant results. Teach us to trust Your timing and Your purposes for that which we walk through, as You utilize all things for good in Your time. Show us how to love those around us in a way that offers hope and peace and grace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust You in the waiting and hold hope in You forever. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us. – Psalm 67:1