I wrote this about three years ago. Today as I reread it, I felt it was very timely for the day in which we live!
A SONG IN THE NIGHT
8Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer to the God of my life.
Last evening a big storm blew into our area. It had hail, thunder, lightning, and in some places 70-75 MPH winds. The sky was beautiful – blue, not a cloud in the sky – but the weather forecast kept predicting this big storm.
My son, Daryl, called from Texas because several of his friends from Charlotte had posted about the coming storm, and when Daryl checked the radar, he could see the magnitude of what was headed our way.
I had no fear or trepidation whatsoever about it. However, as the sky turned dark and almost black and the wind whipped up, there was a song that I started singing. These days I find myself singing more than I have in years, and most of them are songs from my childhood.
The song I heard myself singing without even thinking about it was:
Til the storm passes over –
Til the thunder sounds no more –
Til the clouds roll forever from the sky-
Hold me fast, Let me stand, In the hollow of Your Hand –
Keep me safe til the storm passes by.
I even went to my old piano and started playing and singing.
The hail was the hardest and largest I have seen in many years. It hit the windows until I wasn’t sure whether the windows would break or not. Then on the roof, the sound was horrendous, and almost sounded like some of the shingles were coming off the roof that isn’t even a year old.
There continued to be complete peace in my heart as the Lord gave me that song in the ‘night’ as it were.
It made me think of the storms of life that hit all of us. You may be in the midst of one of them right now. Everything seems to be going smoothly, and then suddenly, it seems, out of nowhere, we find ourselves in the midst of a physical or financial storm or many other kind of storms.
If we will turn our hearts and our eyes to the Lord Jesus Christ, I believe there is a ‘song in the night’ for our situations! There is no one else to turn to in those times. There are many who will try to help in one way or another, but our answer comes from our God! He is our Saviour – our Healer – our Provider – our Beloved Lamb of God!
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Our weeping may endure for a night – and some of those nights are very long –
BUT our joy will come in the morning as we look to our God!!
Just as fast as that storm came into our area, it left. Quickly those very dark skies turned bright once again – there was no rain, no hail, no wind, no lightening – it was just as if it had never stormed!
As we come out of those storms of life. We look back at those situations sometimes, and it is as if it had happened to other people.
In our family we have had many, many storms – many with different names – but our God is faithful, and through all these troubles and trials and storms of life, I can still proclaim His faithfulness!
May I encourage you today – wherever you are and whatever is going on in your life – may you have a song in your ‘night season’ that rises up with the Word of God and you know that you know everthing is going to be all right!!
As we follow God, I believe we are going to arise and shine. The Spirit of our God is risen upon us, and I believe the glory of the Lord will be seen upon us as we lift up our Lord, Jesus Christ!
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.