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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo


David wrote these words in Psalm 62:1-2, "I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken." The phrase "wait quitely" in these two verses can also mean "wait patiently" or "rest in the Lord." It relates to waiting patiently or resting our soul in the Lord. As we face difficult circumstances, we need to wait patiently or rest our souls in the Lord because He is the one who gives us victory. He is our strong foundation that we can stand like a rock. He is our salvation and the fortress that we can hide and be protected; as a result, we will never be shaken. Waiting patiently for the Lord does not mean that we just sit around and do nothing. It means that we are active in doing what our Lord has put in our hearts to do while we are resting in Him for the result and deliverance. For example, if we have an exam to take, we do not just pray for God to help us pass the exam, but we need to also study diligently. Or, if we are praying for a job, we also need to pray that God will lead us to the job that He wants us to take.

We find rest in God when we wait patiently or quietly for Him. When our souls are overwhelmed with worries and concerns, we need to remind ourselves that God is our deliverer and the foundation on which we can stand. We must believe in Him from our hearts and minds that He is taking care of us. Recently, one of my friends needed a computer because his old computer finally crashed. He lived from paycheck to paycheck because of his circumstances, and he didn't have enough money to buy a computer. He prayed for God to somehow provide him a computer because he needed it for his job. After he prayed, God reminded him to call me to see if I had an extra computer. Although I didn't have an extra computer, I knew of someone who might have an extra computer. So I called another friend of mine, and sure enough, he had a spare computer to give. God grant my friend's prayer to have another computer by guiding him to call me.

When we pray, we are called to patiently wait or rest in the Lord. This waiting is not a passive waiting, but an active one. It's about surrendering everything to God, trusting that He will answer our prayers according to His perfect plan and purpose. Our prayers are not just words but actions of obedience and belief in the Lord. Our obedience to God's leading can be the very answer to our prayers. So, as we wait for His deliverance, let us be proactive in listening and obeying God's voice, trusting in His perfect timing and plan.

Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you.) What does it mean to wait quietly before God? How do I wait patiently before the Lord? Why is obedience and belief important in waiting before the Lord?

Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.


Dear Father in Heaven, would you please help me wait patiently or rest before you in the midst of my circumstances? Please help me listen and obey. Please help me let go of control and let me rest in you as the solid foundation of my life and the safe place for my soul. Thank you for being my deliverer and salvation. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen. 


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