More than Watchmen

I read Psalm 130:5-6 6 and note the beautiful repetition of a certain line. We read this:

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

Think of how watchmen on a tower wait for the morning. A watchman who keeps guard through the long night watches for the morning with sure expectation. He knows the morning is coming; it’s just a matter of time. He’s not worried about it. He’s just excited to see the first sign of light to know his hard service through the night is over. It’s not an anxious, confused, or hopeless kind of waiting. Waiting for the morning is different. It’s simply about time. It’s simply about knowing the dawn is coming.

Putting our hope in God’s word—in all the promises of His peace, protection, and provision—places us in a position of hopeful expectation. We’re tired and overwhelmed. We’re in the dark. But the dawn is coming.

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