It is no accident that, in the Hebrew, Psalm 62 begins with the words: “Only for God.” Those words set the tone and the theme for the rest of the psalm—God alone. For God alone, my soul waits in silence. My soul finds rest in God alone. He alone is my rock and my salvation. Find rest, O my soul, in God alone. Only when we are trusting in God alone will we be living the life God most wants us to live.
Unfortunately, most often we tend to live for God and, rather than God alone. God and comfort, God and ease, God and work, God and success, God and my own tastes and preferences; the list is endless. It is the and that causes many, if not most, of our problems. In the words of A. W. Tozer: “In the and is our great woe. If we omit the and we shall soon find God.” For it is impossible to seek God and something else; it is impossible to follow Jesus and someone else. We must eliminate the and. Most of the spiritual journey involves moving from God and to God alone. In fact, that is the definition of true freedom—moving from God and to God alone.
So why do we keep holding on to the and?