“By day the LORD directs His love, at night His song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life” (Psalm 42:8).
Have you ever had a song run through your mind during the day when you least expect it? Has it ever awakened you at night? That’s what often happens to me, but the other night I awoke around 1:00 a.m. with a song of praise on my mind and in my heart, and I never did get back to sleep. I felt God leading me to get into His Word, and that led to writing about the wonderful things He showed me.
God’s presence is like a praise song running through my mind: soft, soothing, and always available to comfort and guide me. He knows everything about me and still loves and cares for me!
It used to annoy me when a song would haunt my mind. Now I hang on to every word and melody that slides around my brain because I finally understand that this is really a prayer of praise to my God. How can I resent it when it helps me focus more fully on Him?
These days I long for God’s musical prayers to fill my mind, especially during times when I have too much to do and not enough energy to get any of it done, or when I’m in traffic for what seems like forever, or even when I’m jut sitting on my patio contemplating the wonder of God’s creation in the nearby mountains. When those sweet-sounding praises fill my mind, I know for sure that God is right here with me, surrounding me with His love and presence.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, how often we take Your presence in our lives for granted! Thank You for always being here for our every need. Please help us remember to keep Your song in our hearts and minds, especially when we feel hopeless and helpless. Amen.