(Proverbs 3:26 KJV) For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Our “confidence” (3689) is in the Lord, or at least it should be.
What does that mean? To start with it means we do not trust in our own ability or planning. Yes, we plan. Yes, we develop skills. Yes, we study. But these are to be supplements, not the main support. The reason we are able to face life with joy and a spring in our step is because we have met the Savior and He is in us.
Sometimes we don’t act like we have that security because we have not spent any time with Him. That is why I get up earlier than is necessary to just get to work. I budget in extra time in the morning. By the time I walk out of the parking lot and into the work world my head is higher, my hope is clearer and my assurance is stronger.
The morning may not work for you. I used to say the same thing. Is the afternoon working for you? Be honest now. Maybe you need to reset your alarm clock. Of course that means going to bed early. Keep in mind I am past the stage of young children and since I am getting older it is easier to get up in the morning. But think about it.
So? If you have never tried it for a time, give it a shot. What do you have to lose but a little sleep? And your depression. And your desperation. And your frustration.