Sabbath Thoughts || Watch Expectantly

A blessed Sabbath to you. What a lovely time to dig deeper into God’s Word, don’t you think? While I by no means am a Biblical scholar, I so enjoy learning more about the Scriptures.

One of the things I try to do each day is to read from a Bible app from my phone. It’s so easy to do in the wee hours of the morning while still in bed.

Today, part of my reading was from Psalm 5.

Hear my words, Adonai, consider my groaning. Listen to the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to you. Adonai, in the morning You hear my voice. In the morning I order my prayer before You and watch expectantly. For You are not a God who rejoices in evil. No wickedness dwells with you.

Psalms 5:2‭-‬5 TLV

While of course I truly cannot fathom the situation David was in here, I felt like I could totally relate to what he was saying.

Crying for help. Check.

In the morning. Check.

Watching expectantly. Check.

You see, while I do have faith that the Lord (YHWH) has a plan for this crazy world of ours, things are a bit uncomfortable right now, if you know what I mean.

I know our Father has a firm handle on the situation. Of course He does…He is God! At the same time, I find myself crying for help.

David did this too…crying for help, and yet watching expectantly, all at the same time.

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Ladies, I’m concerned about our world as a whole. Our children are growing up in a strange place. So many of our freedoms are slipping. Livelihoods are being threatened.

And yet, it’s easy to see the goodness of God in my own life. He is still here, in every detail. When I ask Him to help me order my steps after His, He really does.

He is not a God who rejoices in evil. No wickedness dwells with Him.

While I try to dedicate our home to the Lord, our society as a whole does not. And He cannot dwell in a wicked place.

We can rest assured that He will rescue those who are His. I can continue to pray for our world. But I have to understand that things are likely to continue to deteriorate until Yeshua (Jesus) comes back.

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While in this holding pattern we can pray bold prayers for justice and mercy. We will be okay. Understanding that wickedness does not dwell with the Lord, we can choose the narrow Way.

Happy is the one who has not walked in the advice of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of scoffers. But his delight is in the Torah of Adonai, and on His Torah he meditates day and night. He will be like a planted tree over streams of water, producing its fruit during its season. Its leaf never droops— but in all he does, he succeeds. The wicked are not so. For they are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand during the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For Adonai knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Psalms 1:1‭-‬6 TLV

We can hold fast, ladies. Watching expectantly for the deliverance which is to come.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. Blessings!

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