PWTE Daily Devotion

In The Night Watches

October 25, 2016

You have been my help.

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I woke before dawn a few days ago. It’s easier to do this time of year since Daylight Savings Time hasn’t ended. I was amazed by the brilliant sunrise with which God greeted me, as if to declare His faithfulness in the wonderful colors. These colors are more often seen in sunsets here. It’s a subtle difference but it was profound for me that day. God spoke to me in that sunrise to tell me that my day was covered.

It reminded me of this Psalm.

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your loving kindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed,

I meditate on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 63:1-8 New American Standard Bible

Lord, I will earnestly seek You this morning. I will praise You and I will rest in You. I watch for you early in the morning and look for Your reassurance that You are faithful. I will declare that You are my help and that I am satisfied with You. I will sing for joy because You protect me and defend me. I will cling to You above all else. Amen.

Photo and text copyright David Brukiewa

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