Psalm 62

“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.  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.  Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Psalm 62:5-8).

You will notice a few descriptions that the Psalmists includes in this section of Psalm 62.

  • He is my expectation
  • He is my rock
  • He is my salvation
  • He is my defence
  • He is my glory
  • He is my strength
  • He is my refuge

The Psalmists was resting wholly upon the His God and Savior for sustaining him through life.  We often come to our God only when we are at our last resort. The Psalmists found that trusty in God was more reliable than trusting in our own resources and trusting in the help of man.

God be in my head and in my understanding;

God be in my eyes and in my looking;

God be in my mouth and in my speaking;

God be in my heart and in my thinking;

God be at my end and at my departing.

When John Paton was translating the Bible for a South Seas island tribe, he discovered that they had no word for trust or faith.  One day a native who had been running hard came into the missionary’s house, flopped himself in a large chair and said, “It’s good to rest my whole weight on this chair.”  “That’s it,” said Paton. “I’ll translate faith as ‘resting one’s whole weight on God.’”


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