My eyes are open in the night watches, that I may meditate upon your promise.
When I read this psalm this morning, I was reminded of many restless nights I have had recently...when sleep would not come and my mind raced with fits and starts remembering many things done and left undone. I suspect I am not the only one in my circle who is struggling with sleepless nights during this time.
Years ago a beloved friend encouraged me to pray the 23rd psalm for people I love and am concerned about. Doing just that has become
my tonic for those restless nights...praying for others and for myself.
This line from Psalm 119 reminded me that when I do that, I am meditating upon God's promise.
Try it some time and see if it works.
The line that I usually fall asleep to is "surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life." What a beautiful promise.