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Psalm 62- My Soul Waits In Silence

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Lyrics and chords of Psalm 62: My Soul Waits In Silence

The Psalms are a flurry of emotional sentiments, conveying deep feelings of pleasure or despair to the listener. In prayer, they give a framework for expressing common human feelings to a God who is both aware of and responsive to prayer. Psalm 62, on the other hand, speaks of waiting for God in silence. Why does the psalmist speak of a silent soul yet he so frequently speaks of pouring forth his heart to God in the previous verses?

Should My Soul Not Wait On God?

In the meanwhile, we look forward to the Lord's intervention - whether it's to deliver or save or avenge, to respond to our prayers, to supply for our necessities, to replenish our strength, to display His glory, or to accomplish what only God can do.

“Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:30-31).

Even the fittest and most powerful among us will suffer tiredness and a waning of their strength. Everyone will be forced to rely on God and patiently await His intervention.

Who Wrote Psalm 62?

Psalm 61 was written by David during a period of time when he was separated from his family and his homeland. It all starts with his frantic prayer to the Almighty. He is despondent, disoriented, and struggling. he exclaims to the Lord, "My heart has been overcome!"

If we are completely honest, many of us can identify with David's emotions. We understand what it's like to be trapped in the dark, wondering whether the light would ever arrive. During his time of grief, David prays to God for comfort. He understands that the only way he will be able to relax and find safety in the Rock of Salvation is if God reaches down and deposits him on top of it.

David has always sought refuge in the presence of God. He has discovered peace, warmth, and a place of refuge. After all, why wouldn't he call out to the God who is his "rock," his refuge, and his stronghold when he is in his lowest point? Moreover, David finds solace in God's love and protection when he cries out.

Where My Hope Comes From?

It is through Jesus' death on the cross that we have been saved, and it is through Him that we have the hope of spending eternity with Him in heaven. The danger of idolatry arises when we begin to invest our trust in a person, political group, or philosophy that is not founded in scripture.

It is preferable to seek shelter in the Lord than to put one's reliance in man (Psalm 118:8). Maintain confidence in your own wisdom while acknowledging Him in all your ways (Proverbs 3:5-6). Making your faith in the 'princes' of this world will not bring you salvation; quite the contrary (Psalm 146:3). Those who believe in politicians and political parties will place their confidence in them, but we will place our trust in the name of the Lord our God (Psalm 20:7).

As a result, we must examine ourselves whether or not we consider God to be trustworthy. Many of you may recall instances in your life when God took you out of the depths of despair and to the other side of your difficulties. If you have not yet experienced a difficult moment in your life since becoming a disciple of Jesus, let us take a look back to the book of Exodus to see how God supplied for His people.

Introduction/Selah: Em D Am7 D Em Em D Am7 D E

Em Am7 D G2 C Em Am7 Am7/G D/F# E For God alone my soul waits in silence, From Him comes my salvation

Em Am7

For God alone my soul waits in silence,

D Em

From Him comes my salvation

Em Am7

He alone is my rock, my salvation, my fortress;

D Em

I shall not be greatly moved

How long will you set upon a man to shatter Him? All of you, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence. They only plan to thrust him down from his eminence. Loving lies, they bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse

(Response)

For God alone my soul waits in silence For my hope is from Him He alone is my rock, my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken

On God rests my deliverance and my honor; My mighty rock, God is my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is our refuge.

(Response) then SELAH (musical interlude for reflection)

Lowly men are but a breath, exalted men are a delusion; In the balances, they rise, even lighter than a breath Put no confidence in lies, nor vain hopes on robbery If riches increase set not your heart upon 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 requite a man according to his work.

(Response) then SELAH (musical interlude for reflection)

Adapted from Psalm 62, music by Karl Kohlhase 2008©