King David provides us with a lot of examples in trusting the Lord and relying on God’s Word. God called him a man after His own heart. David came lowly beginnings, a mere shepherd, the youngest son of his father. He was low man on the totem pole. His brothers didn’t think he could do much; he was just a skinny little kid. Yet, when they faced Goliath, David’s faith, heart, and strength gave a different story. And we know the outcome and victory David helped Israel to achieve by killing the enemy who defied the true God with a stone.
How did he grow to such a degree? He continued to meditate on God’s faithfulness, His goodness, His love, and grace. I’m sure he spent many quiet times amid the sheep, thinking about God’s goodness in his life. He may have even told the sheep about God. No matter what he encountered, he continued to trust his God.
There were times when he would have to listen with his heart to receive God’s instructions. He needed to be able to hear the truth of God’s promises, even in the midst of silence. I don’t think silence bothered him—those were his times of talking to the Lord, of meditating on His Word, of reminding himself of what God has said.
That’s why he could declare in Psalm 62:5-6 NASB, “My soul, wait in silence for God alone, For my hope is from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, My refuge; I will not be shaken.” What an awesome testimony! And he lived it throughout his life.
Let’s do as David did, knowing our hope is in and from God; that is he our rock, fortress, and salvation. When we do, no matter what transpires around us or in our world, we won’t be shaken. Your hope, confidence, and refuge is in God.