"But when the sun sets, he shall be clean, and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for it is his food." Lev 22:7
Why is that a gem? you might wonder.
First, a new day brings cleansing. It reminds me of the other book that begins with "L," Lamentations. That's really not one of my favorites either but it has a few very good hopeful verses. In chapter 3 we read, "The LORD's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness."
Second, according to God's ways the new day begins in the dark. Let's take that a bit further. Might we say that beginnings from God in our lives begin in the dark?
It reminds me of a baby being formed in the womb. That baby's life began in the unseen but very real place of the womb. No one can see what is going on but God and God alone. Not even the mother who is carrying the child can see what is going on. She will feel the progress as the baby gets bigger but that is only when the baby gets close to being born. A mother cannot feel when a baby begins in her womb. She cannot feel the baby move the first several weeks of the pregnancy. What if this is like God's workings in us? When He is doing something in us that we cannot see any evidence of? When He is working on those desperate prayer requests when it feels like He said no (when He actually said, "yes, but it's going to be a while")?
In Psalm 139. David writes, "My frame was not hidden from Thee, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Thy book they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them." Psalm 139:15-16
Apply that to God's will in your life. Apply that to those dreams you have given up on.
God's word is alive! Even the verses in Leviticus are packed iwth meaning for each of us. God wants to speak to you today. Please read His word. He has so much to say to each of us. He knows what you need to hear. You just gotta give Him a chance.