PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 5
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3)
According to Ben Franklin, only death and taxes are certain in this life.
I would add one more thing… God.
And this one certainty opens up a whole new realm of possibilities.
David is reflecting on evil and wickedness, but he is not despairing.
Because he believes in God, David goes into his day with expectancy.
How do you go into your day – in hope or defeat?
I feel for people who do not have this hope, who can ONLY count on death and taxes.
If there is no God, then life is meaningless, and hope is an illusion.
Is it any wonder that so many people despair of life altogether… without God or hope?
God doesn’t give us everything we want, but He does promise us a good ending.
Like a good novel; you know it ends well, but you don’t know how it gets there.
You enter every page, waiting in expectation, to see how the plot will unfold.
Lay your life before the Lord at the beginning of each day.
Then wait and see with anticipation for how He will work things out today.
Lord, I choose to go into each day waiting to see Your hand a work. Things can get pretty dark down here, but I am certain I will see glimpses of light to strengthen my hope. I wait in expectation!