Psalm 62:1–2 (ESV): 1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
There isn’t much in the heading of this psalm to suggest its context. From what David wrote, however, it appears that he was under attack from people who were slandering him, trying to bring him down from his position of leadership. They were not doing this to his face, however. Instead, they would bless him with their mouths, but inwardly curse him.
In the latter part of the psalm, David addressed both the poor and rich, saying that both, in God’s sight, are “lighter than a breath” (v. 9). Therefore, David exhorted the people not to resort to trusting in riches, especially those gained immorally.
David closed the psalm expressing confidence that God will reward us according to our deeds.
In a world of chaos and change, a world in which there are those who may wish us harm, God is our rock, our fortress. As a result, we can rest assured that we will not be “greatly shaken” (v. 2).
Yes, sometimes, we may feel like our world has been “rocked”, but if God is our Rock, our foundations for life will not crumble, for he is eternal.
Heavenly Father, thank you for being my rock and fortress. I will wait on you, for salvation comes only from you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.