“When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalms 63:6-8 (KJV)
While in the hospital with my three month old son, as he lay in intensive care fighting for his life, I stole away for a moment to be alone-just me and God. Sitting in the chapel of the hospital, I couldn’t say anything, yet God knew everything I wanted to say. I opened the Bible and He began to comfort me with this Psalm, speaking directly to my heart with His Word. “When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” David’s prayer became my prayer. His words touched a place so deep within me. I had to remember that God had been my help throughout the years of my life. He had been there in every difficult situation and had proven Himself to be real time and time again. It was then that I resolved in my heart that if God had been my help then, He would be my help now, and I would do just as David did and rejoice and sing for joy in the protective shadow of His wings. God has been your help. Has He not? If He was your help then, He will be your help now. He will see you through it. And when you don’t know what to pray, when you have no words, let someone’s prayer in the Bible become your own. Let your soul cling to God and feel Him upholding you with His right hand.
Prayer: Father, You’ve been my help. Therefore, in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. I rejoice in You Lord always. Thank You for upholding me with Your right hand. I pray You strengthen Your people throughout the world and comfort them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.