5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
-You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “The light at the end of the tunnel”; it’s designed to bring hope to those who are experiencing hardships because it can be easier to struggle through the night armed with the knowledge that the morning is coming. The hope of a brighter day doesn’t have to be our consolation in the darkness though; David here points out that instead of waiting for the morning, he instead waits for the Lord. In fact, he states that his desire for the Lord is actually stronger than those who wait for the light at the end of the tunnel. Why would this be? Because the Lord is brighter than even the brightest day and He is not waiting for us at the end of the tunnel; He is in the tunnel with us making sure that we get to the end. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)