Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Different versions of the Bible use different words for the last part of Psalm 62:5, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” Other versions use the words hope or confidence but one uses the word endurance. This is the word I relate to most because sometimes life seems to be all about struggling, all about enduring. But a life with God goes beyond enduring, for it is not hopeless endurance. It is endurance with a hopeful, confident expectation. Our endurance will not be in vain. We will not have struggled and struggled only to find out that this life is all there is. I think that is why David could sing amid his trials and why we can hold onto Jesus through ours. David continues his Psalm with, “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.” verse 8.
Perhaps you are enduring something now. More and more things will need to be endured before Jesus returns. I hope that you will turn to God and rely on His promise that you can endure it with confidence and hope. He is coming soon.
Karen D. Lifshay
Hermiston Church Chorister, Oregon USA