Psalm 130:5-6 – I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his Word I put my hope; my soul waits for the LORD more than watchman wait for the morning, more than watchman wait for the morning.
Lord God, I remember when I was waiting for my first child to be born, and then my second and then my third. It was a joyful and expectant waiting, always hoping and always waiting with excitement for the time to come. Those watchman waiting for morning must have felt the same way as they longed for sunrise to come. Lord, I’m waiting for your mercy just like that. I need your forgiveness and your grace like that every morning. It can’t come often enough. It can’t soon enough. Lord, I’m waiting for your help just like that. I need it every hour, and more often please. I’m waiting for heaven, Lord, with the greatest hope. I can’t wait for that. I know there is still work to be done. I know that you’re not done with me here yet. But Lord, I can’t wait for that day when I’ll open my eyes in heaven. Turn all my groaning into yearning, and all my sighing into praying, waiting, watching, longing for you, Lord. Amen.