For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.
Food For Thought:
The line that stands out to me in this passage of Scripture is “For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.” Silence is the word that sticks out to me in this passage of Scripture. Our culture is full of noise—noise from outside sources, noise from our devices that we are so tied to, noise from the millions of messages that we buy into and shouldn’t. Silence is rare. Today, I want to encourage you to take a minute of silence. A minute doesn’t seem long, but silence is so rare, it will recharge your soul in a way you never imagined.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart [and especially the hearts of the people of this land], that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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