“Truly my soul waiteth upon God.” Psalm 62:1 Print E-mail

A rare and beautiful word for “silent” (waiteth), expressing restful, still submission.  The noises of contending desires, the whispers of earthly hopes, the mutterings of short-sighted fears, the self-asserting accents of an insisting will, are hushed, and all his nature waits mutely for God’s voice.  No wonder that a psalm which begins thus, should end with “God hath spoken once, twice,” for such waiting is never in vain.  - A. MACLAREN, D.D.

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Not so in haste my heart;
Have faith in God and wait;
Although He lingers long,
He never comes too late.

He never comes too late;
He knoweth what is best;
Vex not thyself in vain;
Until He cometh, rest.

Until He cometh, rest.
Nor grudge the hours that roll;
The feet that wait for God
Are soonest at the goal.

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You must often silence yourself, in order to hearken to the Master speaking within, and teaching you all His truths.  He often speaks to those who listen faithfully:  and when we do not hear His secret, familiar voice within, it is a proof that we do not hush ourselves duly to hearken – His voice is no foreign accent.  - FENELON

Helena Garrat