Daily Reflections

With the Dawn

March 25, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

God will help her when morning dawns. —Psalm 46:5

It’s often true in Scripture that dawn is seen to be the time of God’s help. One example can be found in 2 Kings 19, the events of which many commentators believe inspired Psalm 46.

As the armies of the Assyrian king threatened Jerusalem, King Hezekiah cried out to the Lord in desperation. The Lord responded by saying, “[The king of Assyria] shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow there or come before it with a shield or cast up a siege mound against it” (2 Kings 19:32).

It would have been easy to doubt these words, with that great army breathing down your neck. Yet “that night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. And when people arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies” (v. 35).

It may not seem that God is coming to our aid immediately, but He will come. The night may appear endless, but with the dawn of the day will come God’s supernatural, right-on-time help.

Make it Personal

Is it “night” where you live right now? Ask God to help you trust Him to provide His help at the right time.