I decided that for a while at least I am going to post Psalms, or parts of Psalms, in order. Since I posted Psalm 4 last week I went to Psalm 5 to decide whether I wanted to post all of it or just part.
The whole Psalm is wonderful, and isn’t terribly long so I could have posted it all. But I decided to just post the first stanza consisting of the first three verses. I love these three verses because they remind me of how I should start each morning in prayer. Whether I have a problem I know I will be facing that day or it’s just an ordinary day, the first thing I should do is place my concerns and requests before God. And then what? “Wait in expectation.” Once I’ve laid my concerns and requests at the feet of Jesus, I should expect that He will deal with them in a way that is best for me and for all His people. Then I can go about my day assured that my concerns are in His hands.
For the director of music. For flutes. A psalm of David.
1 Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my sighing.
2 Listen to my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation.