Scripture Reading: Isa 21:11-12
The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
Reflections: The Assyrian army had gained the ascendancy over the region and kept forcefully advancing. This threatened the sovereignty of Israel and cowed them into fear. Not knowing what to do, they lifted up a desperate cry of ‘what of the night?’ to prophet Isaiah. In his prophetic role as a watchman, Isaiah sends out his response beginning with the words “the morning cometh’. The morning represents a breakthrough. In the midst of a night season (a period of fear, anxiety and uncertainty), like the prophet indicated to Israel, you are meant to rather focus on a coming breakthrough that the Lord will engineer. This focus of faith will enable you to endure until your morning comes. The night will not endure forever. Surely the morning cometh!
Prayer: Thank you Lord that my morning is coming.
Confession: The night doesn’t matter. My morning is coming!