Conversatio Divina

Part 5 of 7

My Soul Silently Waits

Stanton Lanier

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”

— Psalm 62:1 (ESV)

01.  Prompt

What do you hear with the question, “What are you waiting on?”

Sometimes people ask us this question when it is obvious to them what our next step should be. Other times we are asking ourselves because we don’t know what’s next. There is tension in the waiting as we decide what to do.

In these moments of tension, waiting, and consideration, silence can be a gift. And often, it’s in a moment of silence when God’s truth and guidance are the clearest.

Think about a way you can practice silence. It could be sitting in your favorite chair, going for a walk or hike in the woods, walking on the beach, or driving in the mountains. Wherever you are on your faith journey, invest time in practicing moments of quiet. In the silence, listen for God’s voice and ask God to speak into your current situation.

As you wait for God to meet you, consider God’s character and promises. The words wait and hope are often seen together in the Psalms, so as you wait, let hope rise in your heart.

02.  Listening & Reflection

Take time to find a quiet place as you reflect on the power of waiting for God. You may be looking for direction and what you need is for God to simply remind you that he is present.

As you listen to this song, calm your mind and heart. Ask God to fill you with hope and peace as you consider what is ahead.


Stanton Lanier is a pianist, composer, orchestrator, and believer with a vision to Create God Encounters for All Generations through Scripture-inspired instrumental music. He has released 170+ tracks with 14 albums and singles, which are enjoyed by millions of listeners around the world as “life soundtracks” for moments of God’s peace and inspiration. Stanton is always working on new music, and earned his Professional Certificate in Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV from the Berklee School of Music. In 2004 he founded the non-profit Music to Light the World, which uses his music to offer hope and healing to cancer patients, orphans in Zambia, and others in need. Stanton has performed in 27 U.S. states, Canada, Europe, and Australia, and his music touches five million lives annually across 140 countries through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube, Music Choice Soundscapes, Sirius-XM Spa and more. To learn more visit

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