September 27 – Songs in the Night

“Men cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, who teaches more to us than to the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?’” Job 35:9-11 (NIV)

Job’s friend gave a sad commentary in these verses. Why is it men neglect or sometimes refuse to call out to their Creator for help when they are oppressed? Do you know that Satan wants you to believe that it is just your “lot in life” to suffer? Well, he is WRONG!

Notice that this passage says that God gives “songs in the night.” Satan’s domain has always been equated with works of “darkness.” That is why burdens seem so much heavier in the middle of the night than they do in the bright light of day.

However, God has promised, in Malachi 4:2-3 that “unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…and ye shall tread down the wicked….”  Therein lies your relief and authority. By His Spirit, Jesus will bring a song of healing in the night hours or in the spiritual dark hours of your life. His Light will shine forth, showing you the way out. Embrace this promise today!

PRAY:  “Where can I go but to You, Lord, when the darkness seems overwhelming. Thank You for the Light of Jesus shining in the night, giving me a song of hope and rest. Glory to Your holy Name! Amen.”


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