I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
The Living Bible renders this verse: "Then my nights were filled with joyous songs. I search my soul and meditate upon the difference now." Here's a spiritual lesson I need to remember. If the Lord had not made the night, I would not have had a song. When I look at my circumstances from the underside, I often fail to see their true shape. But when I let God change my perspective and "show me the end from the beginning," everything changes. As the Psalmist says in Psalm 42:8, "By day the Lord commands His steadfast love; and at night His song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life." When God allows my faith to be stretched, He's not punishing me, He's giving me a chance to grow!
Taken from the book: Today, Lord, I Will