“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.” (Psalm 62:1, ESV)
“In very truth men are a puff of wind, all men are faithless; put them in the balance and they can only rise, all of them lighter than air.” (Psalm 62:9, NEB)
Waiting in silence for the Lord gives your life weight. Without Him, you are nothing. David confirms that mankind is faithless, a mere puff of wind without enough substance to lower a balance when placed upon it. Power and true love “belong to God” says David. (Psalm 62:11-12, NEB)
“O God, thou art my God, I seek Thee early with a heart that thirsts for Thee. Thy true love is better than life; therefore I sing Thy praises.” (Psalm 63:1,3; NEB)
David knows he is “safe in the shadow of [God’s] wings;” and he “remembers how [God] is his help.” (Psalm 63:7, NEB) With humility, he follows God with all his heart. He sings “of [God’s] strength, and celebrates [God’s] love when morning comes; for [God] is his strong tower and a sure retreat in days of trouble.” (Psalm 59:16, NEB)
By waiting in silence for God, David finds the weight for his life. God gives David’s life substance. God is our strong tower, our sure retreat. We are safe in the shadow of His wings; He is our salvation.