A Time to Remember


In the night, Lord, I remember Your name. – Psalm 119:55

The silence of night has a way of helping us remember just about everything we had hoped to forget. The nights of stress and worry for parents can accumulate over time like blown leaves against the outside corner of a house. All of a sudden, without warning, circumstances arise and night will get even darker.

It seems almost unfathomable that in those moments we could forget to remember the Name above all names. But we do. Not purposefully, not disrespectfully, not for lack of love or worship, but because the accumulation of life’s stresses and worries is overwhelming.

Then it comes to us — just a whisper at first, maybe because we are praying for our child, but it comes. Jesus — His name is a penetrating ray of hope. We remember it. We lift our head. Our hope reappears! When morning comes, we are thankful again that He is the light of our night.

Try to remember the One who always remembers you.

Points to Ponder

  • Why does the darkness of worry and stress frighten you?
  • Why does His name help you?
  • What could you do to remember His name more often?

Excerpted with permission from Once-a-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional by Dan Seaborn, copyright Zondervan 2014.

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Your Turn

Let’s be real, life is stressful. We often need to refocus and gain some perspective in the midst of overwhelming situations — to remember the One who is our hope. Jesus is the Name above all names who is always good and always with us. Join the conversation on our blog! We’d love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

In 1995, Dan founded Winning At Home, Inc., an organization that produces media resources and hosts special events to develop marriages and families. Dan has authored seven books about marriage and family, and he is a media personality on West Michigan television and on national radio. He and his wife Jane have four children and live in West Michigan, where Dan collects sports memorabilia and golfs as much as possible.

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