“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.” (Psalm 143:8) 

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion;therefore I will wait for him.’” (Lamentations 3:22-24) 

Granny wisdom: “Don’t swim after a meal,” “Carrots help you see in the dark,” “If you pluck a white hair two more will grow in its place,” “Don’t swallow your chewing gum – it stays in your gut for years,” “Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis.” Sometimes granny wisdom is just plain wrong. Evidence and experience disproves it. However, some granny wisdom grows out of patient observation, gentle souls, careful listening, and hard-won experience. For instance, “Never wish hurt on anyone: that’s not who you are. If they hurt you then they’re already hurting inside. Wish healing on them.” (Najwa Zebian).  

Other pieces of granny wisdom may be off-beam but somehow still feel “right”: my personal favourite – “Being really pretty on the inside means eating all your peas and not hitting your brother.” (Lord Chesterfield, gratefully remembering his grandmother’s advice to his sister). And the granny wisdom that says, “Go to sleep now. It’ll all look better in the morning.” Psalm 143:8 and Lamentations 3:22-24 essentially reiterate this piece of wisdom. Rest well tonight and this weekend. Let God take over. It’ll all look better in the morning.  

And if there is something unpleasant weighing on your mind that you will still have to face in the morning then remember this final quote: “If you have to eat a frog, it’s best to do it in the morning. And if you have to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” (Mark Twain).