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Written by Beth Andrews for “Deeper Roots” @ https://dbethandrews.wordpress.com
Original post @ https://dbethandrews.wordpress.com/2019/06/03/in-the-morning/
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits. And in His word, I have put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning. More than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:5-6
If the past eighteen months have taught me anything at all, it is that waiting on the Lord is never futile. It may be uncomfortable, it may be nerve-wracking, and even a bit frightening, but it always ends with blessing. I have also learned that the key to waiting is to put my hope in God – not in an outcome, but in the Person. The outcome I hope for may or may not come to pass. But I can put my hope in God because He never fails.
The Psalmist understood that as he talked about watchmen waiting for the morning. The city slept as the watchman kept vigil. His responsibility was to be alert for any possible danger. It was an intense and exhausting job. And he couldn’t wait to see the sunrise so he could go home to his bed. As he stood guard in the black of night, he never once doubted that the morning would come. It came yesterday. It came the day before that and the day before that and all the days before – all the way back to the day when God said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). It was dark through the night, but the morning never failed to come.
You and I can hope in God through the night because He never fails to come in the morning. He comes just as surely as the sun rises morning and morning. Even more than this – He is the reason the sun rises morning after morning. Yes friend, God always comes. No power in heaven or earth could keep him from coming, not even death.
He comes every morning with new mercies (Lamentations 3:23).
He comes with glory (Exodus 16:7).
He comes with redemption (Ruth 3:13).
He comes with listening ears (Psalm 5:3).
He comes with rejoicing (Psalm 30:5).
He comes with strength (Psalm 59:16).
He comes with wonders (Psalm 65:8).
He comes with unfailing love (Psalm 143:8).
He comes with a sustaining word (Isaiah 50:4).
He comes with justice (Zephaniah 3:5).
He comes with resurrection power (Luke 24:1-6).
He comes with daily provision (John 21:4).
He comes with His Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4).
He comes with the Morning Star (Revelation 2:28).
He comes with peace.
He comes with joy.
He comes with promise.
He comes with faithfulness.
He comes with unfailing love.
And when you hope in Him, He comes with even more hope.
Beloved, are you surrounded by the darkness of a long night? Put your hope in the Lord. Morning is coming. Like the sun that rises at dawn, He always comes. Keep watching. Keep waiting. Keep hoping. The Lord your God is coming.
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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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