I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with mornings. On one hand, I love the freshness of beginning a day anew. There’s a sense of hope and redemption I smell along with my morning coffee that wipes away the disappointments of yesterday. On the other, I struggle with insomnia and rarely seem to get enough sleep. I’m not a “morning lark,” but more of a “night owl.” Despite my proclivity to stay up late, I appreciate all the wonderful Bible verses about mornings.
I’m comforted by the repetition through the Psalms that tell us to hang on, a new morning is coming. It’s like getting a get-out-of-jail-free card or bonus do-over. Each day we can start fresh; God’s mercies are new every morning.
Here are 10 of my favorite morning Bible verses:
#1 – Experience God’s Steadfast Love in the Morning
But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.”
#2 – Every Morning God Hears My Prayers
Every morning, Lord, I lay my gifts before you
and look to you for help.
And every morning you hear my prayers.
#3 – God Created Everything, and Then There was Morning
God looked at everything he had made. And he saw that everything was very good. There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the sixth day.
#4 – In the Morning, God Will Provide
[God said to Moses] “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”
#5 – Joys Comes in the Morning
For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
#6 – God Hears My Complaints in the Morning
Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
# 7 – God Satisfies Us With His Love in the Morning
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
#8 – Lord, Be Our Arm Every Morning
O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you.
Be our arm every morning,
our salvation in the time of trouble.
#9 – God is a Lamp Shining in the Darkness
And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,
#10 – Jesus is Our Bright Morning Star
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
Just think, no matter when you’re reading the morning Bible verses, God loves you and gives us a fresh start each and every day.
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ.