Recently while making my bed, I sighed and thought what a blessing to have a comfy bed and lovely bedroom in which to rest each night. I thanked the Lord for His gift of rest and even of this bed that had once again, given us the sleep needed for the day’s activities that were ahead.
But you know, sometimes that same bed finds me holding my pounding head when I’m dealing with a migraine. Other times the sheets have been twisted and strewn all over the place, due to a stomach bug. On those days and nights, as well as the days when we jump up feeling rested, we can (and should) have praise on our lips to our God. On a sickbed, we can remember:
~He has our days in His hands.
~He has grace sufficient for each trial.
~He will be with me.
~He will perfect that which concerns me.
~He will comfort me.
~He desires to use this time to conform me to His likeness.
It’s good on the days of health to think ahead and get a jump on praise for the sick days. Store up praise in your heart by rehearsing these truths. God never changes, and these Truths won’t either! Whether we’re rising from a good night, from a fitful night, or even a very sick night, in our inner most being, let’s resolve to give God the praise that is always due His name. Here’s what David said in Psalm 149:5
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Well-bed, sickbed or deathbed, God is always worthy of praise!