Hope In His Word – 8 of 21 Days of Hope

Goal: Hope To You
Theme: Devotional
Difficulty: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/10)

If you’ve ever been in a season of waiting, you know it can be challenging. In Psalm 130, David offers us a blueprint for how to wait well. Let’s jump into this devotion on how to wait well.

5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.“. Psalm 130:5-6 KJV

Waiting is part of life, and we’ve all experienced both the anticipation and the agony of the wait – the birth of a child, a diagnosis, a marriage proposal – the question is not will we wait, but how will we wait. David offers us a blueprint for how to wait well.

“I wait for the Lord… If we wait for our own outcome to happen, the waiting will eventually disappoint us. David made his declaration to wait for the Lord. It is good to remember that we wait for Someone, not something.

“… my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope…” Where we place our hope is critical. Will we hope in the words of men, or in the Word of God? David knew that God’s Word is true and that God will always be faithful to what He has spoken. Where better to put our hope while we wait?

“My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning…” “… they that watch for the morning…” were the
Watchmen. In the night they longed for the break of day, but not as those who waited to see if it would come, but as those who waited knowing it would come. More than that, David waited for the Lord. Today, creation waits and groans for the return of Jesus. May we wait for it more than the watchmen for the morning… they that watch for the morning…!

Pray
Father, I wait for You! I put my hope in Your Word and my faith is in Your coming. Teach me, Lord, to wait well.