More than watchmen wait for the morning

I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
- Psalm 130:6 (NIV)

On the second night of my southeast Arizona trip, I stayed in a campground in the Chiricahua National Monument. It is a nice but rather simple campground - no shower, no electricity (except in the restrooms), no light, and worst of all - there is no mobile signal inside the park and its nearby area at all. While enjoying the quietness, I felt extremely isolated when the night fell.

I finished my quick dinner around 6pm when everything was already in the darkness. There were another twelve fours before the morning came. How should I spend such a long night with no internet, no light to read, and nobody to talk to? Sometimes it could be very terrible in combination of some random emotions...

(By the way, there are 22 sites in total and were mostly occupied that night, so it was actually quite safe to stay there.)

Then I thought of the verse in Psalm 133. The night is indeed long and not pleasant, but there is still a true and firm hope - the morning will surely come. Nobody would doubt it. That's why nobody would make any effort to escape from the night - the only and best strategy is to wait. This truth made that night more hopeful. There is no need to be fearful or to do anything. Just wait, and see the morning comes.

It turned out I slept very well that night. Before I could fall asleep, I told myself: just sleep. The morning will be here very soon. Only woke up once around midnight, but peacefully fell asleep again after seeing all the stars in the sky and thinking of God's promise to Abraham...