1 God, the one and only —
I'll wait as long as he says.
Everything I need comes from him,
so why not?
2 He's solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
I'm set for life.
7 My help and glory are in God
— granite-strength and safe-harbor-God —
8 So trust him absolutely, people;
lay your lives on the line for him.
God is a safe place to be.
9 Man as such is smoke,
woman as such, a mirage.
Put them together, they're nothing;
two times nothing is nothing.
10 And a windfall, if it comes —
don't make too much of it.
11 God said this once and for all;
how many times
Have I heard it repeated?
Straight from God."
I love this Psalm. There are so many descriptions of God: solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, an impregnable castle, granite-strength, a safe harbor. Waiting upon God is tough. My watch says now is a good time. But God weighs the scales. One man's blessing can be another man's curse. His wisdom is infinite. His timing is perfect. It's so easy to get excited about winning the lottery and getting a million dollars. After taxes it's about $600,000, plus insurance, the new car, it really wouldn't last long in our economy. David warns us about windfalls telling us, "... not to make too much of it." Money comes and goes with emergencies and those exciting offers on TV. I can honestly say He has supplied all my needs. I was taught early on as a Christian to really think about the difference between what you need and what you want. It sure helps. When you look at the larger picture men and women don't last all that long. We will all pass away. But God remains always, and gives us strength straight from Him. No special vitamins required.