Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you, I lift up my soul. Psalm 143: 8
I awoke early this morning with several concerns on my mind and heart, and I spent some time with God in prayer. But as I prayed, my concern soon turned to gratitude for the life I have and for all my many blessings. What a way to start a new day, but even more, how grateful I am to begin it with this short, beautiful prayer to the One who hears us and cares about the concerns of our hearts: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you, I lift up my soul.”
Only He can take away the weariness and concerns of our hearts and fill them with His love. If we could only begin each and every day relying on Him and trusting in His love and grace, what a day it would be! I know He will not disappoint or fail us. I feel His comforting presence with me and know that He is with you, as well.
Just as David did in this beautiful Psalm, if our spirits become low and our hearts heavy, we too can ask God to lift us up and give us his favor and kindness. If we seek Him, He will bring us His unfailing love to refresh our spirits and renew our trust in Him. Today will be a good day!
Our most gracious God, thank you for this beautiful morning with the promise of your unfailing love. Show us the way to go, dear Lord, and lift our souls when we become weary. Thank you for your comforting presence and fill our hearts with peace and reassurance. May we be a comfort to those around us and share your love with others. Amen