Glimmers of hope are handles to hold when you fear you might topple over in the turbulence of life.
One of those glimmers of hope is found in Psalm 130:5-6: “I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.”
First, God’s word is a source of hope. Read it. Digest it. Let it nourish you. Daily.
Second, the night doesn’t last forever. Morning comes. “More than watchmen wait for the morning.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the French philosopher and priest, said: “In the shadow of death may we not look back to the past, but seek in utter darkness the dawn of God.”*
The dawn of God!
Night doesn’t last for ever. God’s dawn will come—and IS coming! Have hope.
By Matthew Ruttan
–*as quoted in: Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits, ed. Michael Harter (St. Louis: The Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1993), 73.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.