As I eagerly made my way to the window this morning to peer out at the pots planted with seeds, I cannot hide the jubilation in my spirit at the hope of spring.
I daily make a tour of the yard, looking for new signs of growth, reveling in each new flower or bud of green.
Am I that expectant as I wait on you?
Do I hope and anticipate your provision?
For you are more sure and steady than the hope of spring.
You never fail to keep your promises.
Those who hope in you will not be put to shame.
Oh Lord, when answers are a long time coming-sometimes I lose hope. I lose that expectant belief in my spirit- that eagerness to see your provision. Strengthen my faith today Lord, as I wait on you. As I remember your faithfulness through generations, may I hold unswervingly to the hope I have in you- knowing that you keep your promises. You know what I need, and the time in which I will need it. You have never put me to shame. Let me say again with David- for God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us (Ps. 62:5-8). In Jesus precious and holy name, Amen.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.