Posted by: springsinthedesert | September 16, 2010

Just At The Break Of Dawn

God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.

        Psalms 46:5

Psalms 46 is one of my favorite Psalms. This psalm has helped many to gain courage and faith in the midst of trials and problems. It helps us to trust in God’s provision even when every thing is unfavorable to us. For today’s devotion, I would like you to read that Psalm carefully and meditate on each verse and apply it in your own life.

My favorite verse in that Psalm, is the verse 5, which says, God will help her, just at the break of dawn. I love the word “Just” used there. How often have we felt that God’s help came to us at the nick of time. When everything was about to collapse and there were no one to help, He opened up heaven’s door to provide for our needs. What do you mean by the break of dawn? It is the end of the darkest night and the beginning of light. It is the arrival of a new promise. The dark fearful night is over and the ray of light is shining.

I read somewhere that the night will be severely dark just before the dawn. In the same way, I have noticed that before the hand of God appears in our lives, there will be a darkest time in our lives too…

If you look at Joseph, we can see that his brothers put him in a pit because they hated him. He had seen many dreams which interpreted that he will rule over his brothers. But lying in that pit, he never thought that his dream is going to come true. From that pit, he was sent to Egypt to Pothipar’s house. Even though God blessed hin in everything he did, that was not the place meant for him. There also he had to go through challenges of life and  was put in the prison. Lying there, he must have thought that, it is his darkest night. There is not going to be a future for him. Time just went by, and Joseph thought that this jail will be his life forever. But he was faithful in everything he did. At that time, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker of Pharaoh was put in the prison. they both saw two dreams and Joseph interpreted them. As Joseph interpreted, the cup-bearer was taken back to his position and the baker was beheaded. Joseph had requested the cup-bearer to think about him when he restores his position. But he showed the human nature…he forgot what Joseph said.

Again another two years passed. In my imagination, I was thinking that in that prison, after competing all his duties, Joseph would have questioned himself about the dreams he had and wondered when it will be fulfilled. But God knew how long a person can suffer. He knows the right time. He gave dreams to Pharaoh and then the cupbearer was reminded of Joseph and he was brought before the Pharaoh. Just at the break of dawn…right?

Like that, we might have been trusting on God’s promises for so long and hoping that today things are going to change. But day after day, things are getting worse. Everything getting darker…no signs of light. Just like Joseph, our stages of life are not that we expected..from pit to potiphar’s house..from there to prison. When is my dream coming true?

Is there no end to all my sufferings? Friends and families have forsaken me…People who said they will remember me have forgotten that I exist. When is my deliverance coming? My child, today, if you are going through a situation like this, read Psalms 46 once again. No matter what happens around you that makes you think “whether there is a God to help me”,trust in His presence, trust in His provisions. His help is not far away. Your night is going to end. New light is about to shine. Its a new day. Trust Him, He is the ever-present help in trouble.

God Bless,

Rani John



  1. God bless you, Rani! This is not only beautiful for me, but I know someone I’d like to share it with today too! How do you do that? 🙂 love you! May His face shine bright upon you today! deb

  2. Rani, I love Psalm 46, too. Verses 1-3 are my “Verse of the Week” on my blog this week. Those long dark nights of the soul are so much easier to bear when we keep in mind that God is with us there and will rescue us when it is the right time. Peace, Linda

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