A Verse to Remember When Traveling

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.

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