But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;Job 35:10 (KJV)
“God my maker, who giveth songs in the night”–isn’t that a wondrous picture? God gives us songs in the night.
Night is sometimes viewed as, well, bad. It’s connected with sadness, depression, loneliness, darkness… Going through a “night” isn’t good. Isn’t fun.
But God gives songs in the night.
Do you see that? In the night. Not after the night. Not when you’ve made it through and everything’s fine.
In the night, in the midst of the darkness, in the middle of the pain and fear and loneliness–a song.
Maybe it’s an actual song, like a hymn or a contemporary song. Maybe it’s a Scripture verse. Maybe it’s a quote. And maybe it’s not any words; maybe it’s just a feeling, a presence. His presence. Maybe it’s hope, joy, reassurance, comfort, love.
There’s a song by Urban Rescue called “Song of My Father.” The chorus talks about how “in the middle of the night…I can hear You singing over me” and that “There’s nothing louder than the song of my Father.”
God gives songs in the night. He sings over you (Zephaniah 3:17). He wants to fill you with joy, with peace; He wants you to feel His presence, even in times of difficulty.
There’s a song. Even in the night.