Watching for Morning
Updated: Feb 15
"Only four more hours til the sun comes up," I tell myself when I awake in the night. Then, I make a decision between staying in bed to watch for the morning or to get up and do something so as not to waste time. After all, the Lord allowed me to awake for some reason. (To pray, to think, to write, to work?)
Believers and unbelievers alike watch for the morning as it is nature's rhythm for the sun to come up in the sky as the moon descends.
Am I merely watching for some light to ease the blackness of night? Or can I say with the Psalmist,
"I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning." -Psalm 130:5-6
I will wait for the Lord Himself to lighten my soul, for only He can. During the night, there is no human help available and certainly, no one who feels the night of soul I feel. There are no distractions to cover the sound of the painful, throbbing heart. There is no remedy except to wait for the Lord with expectation that He will keep His Word.
The night can never be so dark that the light of His Word can be dimmed.
His Words are peace, grace, comfort, strength, and life. His Words never change are not dependent on the rising of the sun.
"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved." - Psalm 62:5-6
If you can't see His Words in the dark, hold them close to your heart. His Words are unfeigned and forever.
When the sun comes up for you, share His Words of hope and love with someone else watching for the morning. Be a ray of light for another in the night.