I received a devotional book by Johnny Hunt from Ben and Megan at Christmas, and after using it for a week, I have already found it engaging.  The thoughts below were stimulated by today’s installment:

Psalm 130:5-6  I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.  (6)  My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Standing on the Word and watching through the night -we are not watching and waiting as a hunter waits “in case” something comes by, or as a fisherman who hopes something shows up in proximity of his bait. There is a surety – more than that of the sun coming up in the morning – that God’s Word is true, and that the God of the Word will do what is best – for me personally, for my family, my ministry and for all those things for which I pray. The circumstances of my life are not “happenstances.”  They are the workings of an all-knowing, all powerful Creator upon whom (whether I acknowledge it or not) I am completely and utterly dependent.

“God, help me be ever more aware of the surety of my dependence upon you today.”