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Psalm 62:5-6 "My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.  He only is my rock
and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved."

The Sixty-second Psalm has been termed, "the ONLY Psalm,"
because this little word appears a number of times in this prayer
of faith.  

  • He only “is my rock and my salvation.”
  • “My soul wait thou only upon God.”
  • “He only is my rock and my salvation, my defense;

What an insight into the prayer and faith life of King David this
Psalm gives to us? The word in this Psalm which attracts our
hearts especially, and which of late has been brought often to our
remembrance is that brief word, “My expectation is from Him”
(verse 5).

It has become sweeter than honey and honeycomb to us. The soul
longs to live always, constantly without any interruption,
according to these five blessed words, “my expectation is from
Him.” To expect all and everything from the Lord-- that is the
blessed height of faith.

It means to expect nothing from ourselves, nothing from any
creature, nothing from men of power, influence or men of
wealth, nothing even of our brethren, but to expect all from
the Lord.

We may trust Him fully all for us to do. Yes, all, dear reader. In
spiritual and temporal things, in His service and in our daily
living, in all things our expectations must be from what we are or
have attained, looking to others and circumstances, ends in
disappointing failure.
The Lord never disappoints those who
expect anything from Him.
He may test faith; he may be pleased
to delay as He delayed when Lazarus was sick, but in the end His
mighty power will be manifested in behalf of those who trust in

“My expectation is from Him” means that we cast ourselves upon
Him. It means that we go in lowliness and quietness in our path.

It means contentment, peace; it means deliverance from
murmuring and fault-finding with our condition and with others.
If “my expectation is of the Lord” then I have nothing to say.
What He will send in answer to my expectation of faith must be
good, though it may be the opposite to what the natural man calls
"success and blessing."

Oh, for a more humble walk with the Lord Jesus Christ-- hiding
self, magnifying the Lord. May He grant it to all His children in
these evil days, when man in every walk of life, including
Christian service, tries to be something and to do something.

~ OUR HOPE MAGAZINE, January 1922.
Modified for the web by Cobblestone Road Ministries.
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