My Salvation, My Hope

One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.” Psalm 62:11-12

David writes this psalm in a time when God has given him a relatively peaceful period. David is not in anguish over personal sin, he is not being pursued by enemies, he is not desperately in need of God’s intervention. It is almost like David is enjoying the sunshine breaking though after several days of rain and clouds. David reflects twice in this psalm saying my soul finds rest in God alone, because 1) my salvation comes from him, and 2) my hope comes from him. David ends the psalm with foundational truths to stand on: You oh Lord are strong, and You oh Lord are loving. Our salvation and our hope in this life and for all eternity lies in our God who is strong and loving to accomplish both.