Job 35:9-10 “Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry out for help because of the arm of the mighty.
But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night," I suppose this is a testimony for me personally, but I'm grateful to God who gives songs in the night. When times are really bad, and the days are evil, and the darkness and the problems that your facing seem impossible to break through, that's when God gives a song in the night. We would all rather have the "overnight success" experience, but theres something about getting through the night that means more and runs deeper than just a quick fix solution. You have to dig deep to get through...and you have to sing the song of the Lord in a dark night. The Israelites new this, king David new this also. What I like about books like Psalms, or Job especially, is that they give hope in times of overwhelmingly discouraging circumstances. It's a bit like how, if you've ever been up early enough to watch the dawn come in, I've found that just before it starts to get light, the birds begin to wake up and start chirping and singing in anticipation. I feel as though, for me anyways and most likely for some reading this, that dawn is about to break, and a new day and a new season of strength is coming, and the lord has given a song of hope and victory as a kind of dawn chorus. Praise the Lord who gives us songs in the night! Hallelujah! Psalm 42:8 "But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life."