Waiting can be hard.
No matter whether we are waiting in traffic, waiting at the doctor, waiting in line for coffee or waiting on an answer to prayer... waiting will always require something of us.
But what if the wait...
wasn't so specific? What if we didn't always set our expectations on the here and now? The Psalmist is encouraging us to wait on the Lord... to put our hope in His word. And that's a unique and completely different realm... passing into unseen territory which we often fear. But what if we chose to get excited about it?
Listen to the eagerness in the Psalmist's voice as he writes out his thoughts on parchment... no fancy fonts, no underline or bold to apply with his laptop. So in order to emphasize the anticipation of his heart, he repeats himself, instead...
My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning...
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning
These watchmen he refers to were eager to get off duty. They'd been up all night, on the lookout as everyone else slept. They were eager for the light of dawn to signal that they could let their guard down and someone else would take over.
What if we were watchmen...
alert and ready for the dawn; eager for the Lord to answer our prayer so we too could begin something new, and possibly see the light of change in our lives? Let us not live in fear or worry of the night, but rather be more like children who eagerly awaits new chances to play... waiting for the sun to arise on a new day... light hearted and hopeful; eager and expectant to see what the Lord will do.
What will you watch for today?
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