Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
The psalmist knew at times we feel alone and have moments when no other person is with us when we don’t have the support of companions. Even when standing “in the house of the LORD,” we can find ourselves isolated, particularly during the blackness of night.
In these moments, the silence can be deafening. Our minds tend to wander, providing an environment for endless speculation. We may ask ourselves an endless string of questions and feel a range of emotions.
The psalmist knew we need to focus on God during these times and realize that He is with us. We might be without human companionship and support, but the God who made Heaven and earth always is with us.
When we face situations like this, the psalmist urged us to pray and declare the promises we find in God’s Word. We should not allow our minds to drift or think negative thoughts but worship and praise Him.
When we focus on God, our attitude changes. As we praise and worship Him, we aren’t worried by unsettling thoughts. We aren’t discouraged by circumstances or concerned by a lack of recognition. And we aren’t terrified by the unknown but find meaning and encouragement by serving Him.
Today, fill your mind with God’s Word. Seek Him. Praise Him. Worship Him. If you feel alone, focus on Him. Be confident that He is with you. Let His presence overwhelm you. Thank God that He is with you, even the darkest of nights. Trust in Jesus.