Waiting in expectation …

Psalm 5:3

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.  NIV

I love this verse.

In the morning, O Lord …

I’ve been a morning person for some time now.  I’ve found that there is something so special in starting my morning with God.  Since I began this project, it has been habit for me to spend time, first thing, searching God’s word for reminders not to worry … for wisdom in conquering my earthly fears … for assurances of His love and His provision.

I’ve been so blessed by this project.  And, I’ve been able to spend several of these mornings with David.  Here he is again.

I love David’s consistent example of taking his fears and his worries straight to God.  The verses that precede this one read, “Give ear to my words O Lord, consider my sighing.  Listen for my cry for help, my king and my God, for to you I pray.” NIV

David is upset.  But, he knows God intimately.  He trusts God completely.  And, he knows that God listens.

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

I love that David “waits in expectation.”  He knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that God will take action. “waiting in expectation,” isn’t fretting.

I wait in expectation for things that I’m really looking forward to … like spending time with people that I love.

I wait in expectation for good things that I am assured will come to pass … like waiting for the coffee maker to finish its work.

I wait in expectation for things I can rely on … like when my parents’ phone is ringing … I know that they will answer and be glad to hear from me.

I wait in expectation for things that bring me hope … like waiting for my Savior to come again.

David waits in expectation on God!

He takes his worries to God and then waits with expectation for God to act.

Waiting with expectation … on God.

I’ll have to think about that today.

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