My friend sends me Psalm 119:54-55: “Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge. In the night I remember your name, O Lord.”
I thought about the “theme of my song” being more like complaining about jet lag, poor sleep, body aches from sitting too long on flights: that’s my usual travel theme song.
And in the night when I cannot sleep? My theme song doesn’t sound like me praising God’s promises; it’s more like a despairing tune that nothing will ever feel right again and that all has fallen apart because I’ve missed a night of sound sleep.
But then I remember that no matter where I go or how I feel, God’s promises are the theme of my song. Instead of complaining, I rejoice that God is a sustaining, providing, comforting God. This is always true no matter where I’m staying.
And now, I feel better just thinking about this new theme song to replace my old dirge.