(Psa 123:2 KJV) Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
(Proverbs 16 also read)
This comes right after a verse calling upon us to lift up our eyes to look at the God of our salvation. Here it is giving earthly examples of security and hope. As I look out the window at the kindling of morning I am reminded that God is meeting me for another day.
Morning worship is such a blessing. Recently on a trip I was not able to spend my normal ration of time but I still squeezed in a few minutes, and God met me. He did not get legalistic and pound me down because I did not meet my minimum threshold. He gave more grace because He knew the desire of my heart. And I am able to thrive on that because I know the nature of His heart.
So? Don’t go all ritual. Use ritual and routine to reinforce, not to condemn. Rejoice with Him and He will rejoice with you.