PROCLAIM LIBERTY --- Isaiah 61:1. C. H. V. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions May 30.

The Thirtieth of May.

MY SOUL DOTH WAIT --- Psalm 130:5.

"I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait." --- Psalm 130:5.

God's Answer: "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings AS eagles: they shall run, and not be weary: and they shall walk, and not faint." --- Isaiah 40:31.

"The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him." --- Lamentations 3:25.

When we have prayed, we must remember to wait also; for this is well pleasing to the Lord, and expressly commanded by him. The more we wait, and keep instant in prayer, so much more will he give; nay, he always hears and grants our supplication directly, and lays them up for his children; but that we may not abuse them, he gives the enjoyment only when it is most needful; therefore we may confidently say, such and such gifts I shall have, since I have prayed for them; they are actually laid up for me; and the use and benefit thereof I shall reap in due season, especially in death and in eternity.

My spirit looks to God alone,
My rock and refuge is his throne;
In all my fears, in all my straits,
My soul on his salvation waits.

Trust him, ye saints! in all your ways,
Pour out your hearts before his face!
When helpers fail, and foes invade,
God is our all-sufficient aid.

For sovereign power reigns not alone,
Grace is a partner of his throne;
Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord,
Shall divide our last reward.