The Night Season Read

Psalms 62:1 through 68:35

George A. Young, a bivocational preacher in the 19th century, ministered mainly to rural churches while he supplemented his income as a carpenter. After many years of struggle he was able to build a home for his family with his own hands. While away from home in ministry, some who disagreed with his preaching burned his house to the ground. Shortly thereafter he wrote the hymn, “God Leads Us Along.”

Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue (Psalm 66:16-17).

The Psalmist’s words speak to us when we are going through life’s challenges. And Pastor Young speaks to us of praising God in the night seasons of life: “Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song, in the night season and all the day long.” Like Pastor Young, we can pray and we sing in the night. Prayer plus praise equals power. Focus on God’s presence and power and don’t let sin cut the lines of communication. Prayer Suggestion: Lord, we are thankful that through the challenges, we can still sing praises to You.

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