My soul, wait thou only upon God
" 'O may God preserve us,' Pastor Monod wrote, 'from making the word of man the first thing, and communion with Jesus a secondary matter.' "
"We all know the temptation, when something distressing or perplexing happens, to turn to the nearest one, or the wisest and most loving, and talk the thing over with that one. It is right to do this. The help that often comes in this way is the good gift of the 'Father of Compassions.' But it does not take the place of the other. Communion with Jesus must come first. When it does not, we weaken and become discouraged. Perhaps we say something or write something better not said or written.
Our Lord is the great encourager of souls. Our expectation is from Him."
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.