Psalm 74

  • April 18, 2016
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Sometimes people ask me what it feels like to be a quadriplegic. They want to know if it’s scary or claustrophobic. I tell them, no, my paralysis lost its scariness a long time ago. But I will confess, it can be scary and claustrophobic at nighttime. Lying flat on my back and unable to move, and then add to that chronic pain and, well… Sometimes it makes the nighttime feel like my enemy. But that’s when I remember the assuring promise of Psalms 74, verse 16: “the night is the Lord’s.” In other words, the night of affliction is as much under the sovereign control of God as the great, summer days when all is blissful. So, friend, if you wrestle with mad midnight moments when all seems scary and dark; when everything feels like it’s closing in, listen to the soothing voice of God saying, “the night is mine.” Rest in that beautiful promise and sleep.

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