And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt. —Exodus 12:29
At midnight, Ruth was introduced to Boaz. At midnight, Paul and Silas sang, and heaven couldn't help but hear their song.
Too often in the middle of the night, in the midst of our darkest crisis, at the depths of our darkest valley, we allow ourselves to become upset, distraught, concerned, and anxious. God sits on His throne saying, "When you have worn yourself out through your own ability, I will be here to help you and lift you up. When you have exhausted all your natural resources, when it seems the darkest and loneliest, and fear runs rampant, you have reached your midnight hour."
When you reach midnight, how do you respond? Do you stand firm or flee? Do you complain or confess Christ? Do you seek man or God? Do you try your own solutions or trust God?
We serve a God who is so much greater than we allow Him to be. Rely on Him alone. Turn to Him. In the midnight hours of your life, God will bring your deliverance. "At midnight I will arise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments" (Psalm 119:62).
Lord, when I cry out to You at midnight, hear my
cry and answer my need. Teach me to seek You
and not to despair when I face my
midnight crises. Amen.
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