Waiting, Not Running

by Charles Spurgeon

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation” (Psalm 62:1).

Blessed posture! Waiting truly and only upon the LORD. Be this our condition all this day and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in prayer, and content. When the very soul thus waits, it is in the best and truest condition of a creature before his Creator, a servant before his Master, a child before his Father. We allow no dictation to God, nor complaining of Him; we will permit no petulance and no distrust. At the same time, we practice no running before the cloud and no seeking to others for aid: neither of these would be waiting upon God. God, and God alone, is the expectation of our hearts.

Blessed assurance! From Him salvation is coming; it is on the road. It will come from Him and from no one else. He shall have all the glory of it, for He alone can and will perform it. And He will perform it most surely in His own time and manner. He will save from doubt, and suffering, and slander, and distress. Though we see no sign of it as yet, we are satisfied to bide the LORD’s will, for we have no suspicion of His love and faithfulness. He will make sure work of it before long, and we will praise Him at once for the coming mercy.

2 thoughts on “Waiting, Not Running

  1. There as so many times that the Lord has come through for me and my family as I waited upon Him. But there are also so many times I’ve fixed the situation myself only to get myself in further trouble. It all boils down to trust.

    In this matter of God’s care and sovereignty I am a partial Calvinist, or I try to be. God is in total charge of my future, all He requires of me is faith.


  2. How often do we hear this preached today?

    Instead of waiting and doing what He has given us to do at this time, we push ahead, wanting to force open the doors that the Lord will open in His own time.

    I think of Abraham, who sought a son before God’s time; Moses, who sought to lead his people before God’s time; and Joseph, who sought to reign over his brothers before God’s time.


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