I rise before the dawning of the morning,
And I cry for help;
I hope in Your word.
Mornings can be tough for many of us. I know they can be tough for me sometimes.
A sleepless night.
Anticipation of a stressful day at work.
Do you often wake up, pause for a moment, and then just turn over and pull the covers over your head? Well, maybe not literally, but certainly figuratively?
What do you do when you wake up with fear, with worry, with concerns?
The Bible tells us. We can hope in God's word. But here's the catch: You need to know His word.
When you know what God says about protecting you and providing for you, you can have hope. When you know verses that say that Jesus has overcome the world, you can have hope. When you know that the Bible says that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble, you can have hope.
The more you know of God and His word, the more you can have confidence that, when you wake in need of help, you can have hope in God's word.
From Hope: Devotions for Finding Hope in Every Situation (c) 2007 Sauni Rinehart.