God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Songs in the Night

Read Psalms 74:1 through 78:72

Jason couldn’t sleep. He tossed and turned, changed positions from one side to the other, and fluffed his pillow, but still sleep refused to come. 

His anxiety was overwhelming. So many things in his life were going wrong, and he didn’t know what to do about it. He felt as though God had abandoned him.

 

When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted (Psalm 77:2).

 

Psalm 77 was written for people like Jason, who feel forgotten by God and remember better times. The Psalmist remembered times when his heart was filled with joy. Instead of tossing all night, he sang songs in the midnight hours. They were songs of praise and thankfulness for God’s mercy.

The author made a decision in verse 12 to remember all the Lord had done. He chose to focus on the blessings instead of dwelling on the problems.

 

Prayer Suggestion: When anxieties flood your mind and sleep will not come, release your worries and remember God’s faithfulness.

Quicklook: Psalm 77:1–12