The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour


However thou artwork holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3

A couple of years in the past, a preferred Christian tune depicted Paul and Silas on the midnight hour standing in a Roman jail cell, overwhelmed, battered, and deserted. But, their voices, singing reward to God, could possibly be heard above the opposite prisoners’ sounds of despair.

As I imagined Paul and Silas’ bloody and bruised palms lifted in real heartfelt reward to God, I longed to have a coronary heart that will reward him regardless of the circumstances. I pleaded for God to develop such a coronary heart inside me.

Throughout that point, my thirteen-year-old daughter, April, suffered from curvature of the backbone. Her situation worsened to the diploma that it required surgical procedure to forestall life-threatening coronary heart or lung harm. My husband and I researched the physician and knew he had carried out the surgical procedure a number of instances. After the surgical procedure, April could be in extreme ache for an prolonged time period. God had impressed it upon my coronary heart to do a Bible examine about struggling. I assumed God was making ready me to assist April endure the struggling she’d expertise after surgical procedure. However he had a special function.

April by no means awoke after that surgical procedure. That started essentially the most troublesome journey of my life — studying to reside with out her. At instances once I was drowning in grief, I’d reward God for the moments I shared with April.

As an alternative of specializing in what I’d misplaced, I’d concentrate on what we’d had. By means of that journey, I’ve realized our energy to enduring troublesome instances doesn’t come from inside ourselves however from God who inhabits the praises of his individuals.

Pricey Lord, within the midst of struggling, assist me discover the boldness to reward you anyway understanding that you’re in management, are at all times there, and care about me. Thanks to your love and mercy for me. Amen.

By Veda Lucas
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