It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these, it’s also been a while since I’ve posted. To be honest, I’ve been a bit stressed which results in me freezing up when it comes to things to post and words to write.
I get the most anxious at night, I come home and suddenly I’m just hit with this wave of loneliness and feelings of hopelessness, even when I’ve had a good evening out with friends.
Everything seems ten times worse at night, maybe that’s one of the reasons why I’m no longer a night person, but a morning one.
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” -Lamentations 3:22–24
I love mornings because they are new, they’re a reminder that we have been granted more time to be the people we ought to be because we aren’t promised another day.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
In this life of uncertainty, God’s love is certain, and I will hope in Him.
I will hope in Him even when all hope seems lost.
I will hope in Him even when I wake up to a chaotic world full of sickness, death, failure, and grief because I know that His love never fails.
And you can hope in Him too.
I’ve had the playful argument of “sunrises vs. sunsets”, and I’ll always be on the side of sunrises, even if I’m not always awake for them.
Last year, I would watch the sunrise every Friday as I drove to my co-op.
I remember one morning it was raining and cold and I was driving down the freeway as the sun rising finally broke through the clouds, and suddenly, things weren’t so deary anymore. I saw that the grass was green from the rain, I watched as creation woke up to show evidence of God another day, as the sunrise proved that He is the best artist ever overhead.
I love the morning because, in the stillness, I remember so many of His words.
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”-Psalm 46:10
In the stillness, I remember the hope that there is to find in Him, and that hope doesn’t waver even after long, anxious nights.
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”-Proverbs 30:5
Maybe you’re like me, and maybe you have hard nights at times.
Maybe you tossed and turned in your bed, as anxious thoughts battled for your attention in your head.
Maybe you feel asleep with a feeling of hopelessness in your chest.
Wake up now. Wash the sleep out of your eyes. Wait for a second before thinking about the busyness of today.
Hope in Him.
Find joy in Him.
God is good and today is new.
“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
In You I take shelter.
Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in the land of uprightness.” –Psalm 143:8-10
Are you a morning person?
What reminds you of the truth?