The scripture for today, May 3, is Psalm 5:3 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”
Morning. The time of new beginnings. Birth is a morning. Graduating from a school is a morning. Marriage, a new job, birth of a child ~ these are obvious mornings.
We can create our own morning of life in a spiritual way too. We can stop depending on ourselves, and begin following and depending on God. We cannot fix all our problems. Sometimes we get ourselves into our own problems and don’t know how to get ourselves out. But God knows.
Let us lay our requests before God. Then wait. The waiting can create frustration. But wait in peace. God does things in his own timing.
He loves us as children and knows when the moment is right. Sometimes when we look back, we are most grateful he did not answer a prayer for us; he had something better in mind. And then, it was morning.
God loves to answer prayer. Therefore, let us wait in peaceful expectation for morning.