PSALM 62:1-2, 5-8, 11



King David understood a vital principle: ultimately, it is God who protects His people.

PSALM 62:1-2, 5-8, 11

Truly my soul silently waits for God;
From Him comes my salvation.

He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be greatly moved.

Monte Paterno of the Sexten Dolomites, Italy. By Antonio De Lorenzo, [CC BY2.5], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation;

He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.

In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.


In this psalm, David encourages the people to put their trust in God who is greater than all their enemies—a truth that has been demonstrated numerous times since Israel was reborn in 1948.  Through three wars of survival subsequent to the nation’s rebirth, God has proven Himself a faithful defender of Israel.

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only.  Repost/Reprint with permission from the author.  Scripture taken from the NKJV.