Thursday, November 11, 2010


“At daybreak, Lord, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3)

Daybreak. A precious time of the day that not many see. A time of peaceful calm. Those who do see the daybreak do so either because they want to or because they have to. Some find it to be a wonderful time of fellowship with the Lord. Some have to greet the dawn because they go to work early. Others live with such stress they cannot sleep, so they just rise at or before the daybreak to seek God for some degree of solace.

The latter is what we see in Psalm 5. To stress the importance of the heart burdens he carried, David rose to speak with the Lord about it, to lay out his cause before the Lord and then watch expectantly for the Lord’s response. His expectation was in no way a demand; just an expectation, because he knew the Lord. In the depths of his walk with God, he had come to trust and expect God to act.

The daybreak is a great time to unburden yourself to the Lord, but you don’t have to wait until then. You can bring your heart burdens to God anytime. He never sleeps.

We thank You, Lord, that You are always with us, and that we can come to You with our burdens anytime. We thank You for Your loving-kindness, and we look now to You for Your help and guidance through our day. Amen.

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