WAITING IS AN INESCAPABLE PART OF LIFE IN this world.
One of the hardest times to wait is during the night, if you're having trouble sleeping.
As the darkness drags on while you're watching for the first rays of sunlight, you can identify with watchmen waiting for the morning.
However, no matter how long the night may feel, dawn eventually comes.
Since I created an orderly world, you can count on the rising of the sun.
There is much to learn from this pattern of expectant waiting followed by the dawning of a new day.
People who are struggling with long-term problems may feel as if their suffering will go on interminably.
But for My children there is every reason to be hopeful, even while circumstances remain dark.
Relief will come!
I can change situations and relieve suffering in an instant.
Moreover, each of My followers is on a pathway leading to heaven.
Just as the night sometimes seems terribly long, yet always ends in dawn, so your journey through this world—no matter how long and hard it seems—will definitely end in Glory!
- From " Jesus Today " by Sarah Young
"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I 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
"As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness."
—Psalm 17: 15 NKJV
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever."
—Ephesians 3: 20–21 NKJV
"The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. "
—Isaiah 60: 19 ESV