Many express that the most difficult hours for them are at night when sleep flees and they have no rest of mind, and that results in no rest of body. This causes other problems because they seem to be in constant turmoil; seeking solutions and finding none.
When David was in the wilderness of Judah, there must have been times that he found himself alone and in need of comfort, peace of mind, and rest. In one of these situations he writes; “when I remember You upon my bed, and meditate on You in the watches of the night; for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I will sing for joy” (Psalm 63:6–7).
It was in those “watches of the night” that David found comfort by meditating on the Lord in the “shadow” of God’s wings. So strong was this comfort from God that he could “sing for joy.” For some, darkness brings fear, tension and lack of rest, but David knew that for God, “the night is bright as the day for darkness is as light with you” (Psalm 139:12). That brought him rest.
If you are one who struggles with the hours of darkness that come each day, let me suggest that you learn to meditate on verses of Scripture like these in this blog. There are so many verses in the Bible that God uses to bring rest to the spirit and quiet to the mind. Commit these verses and others to memory and ask the Spirit to use them to dispel dark thoughts and replace them with the peace and joy of God’s presence.
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