62 My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will you assail a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
4 They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah.
5 My soul, wait in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9 Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.
10 Do not trust in oppression
And do not vainly hope in robbery;
If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
11 Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God;
12 And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord,
For You recompense a man according to his work.
How did David deal with the narcissists (“they delight in falsehood” – see here) in his life?
- He reminded himself that God was the ultimate One who could deliver him and keep grounded in the midst of his struggle with evil people
- He told himself that he should not verbally fight, but trust God to work on his behalf
- He clarified for himself who he was dealing with – “they delight in falsehood” (a key narcissist trait – see here)
- He reminded himself again that God was his real “port in the storm” in dealing with these people
- He told himself that God has the ultimate power, not people
- He reviewed that God will have the last word – God will judge everyone, including the narcissist, for how they live their life on earth
*Narcissism is the modern colloquial term for what the Bible calls “insolent pride” – see here