148 My eyes are awake through the night watches,
That I may meditate on Your word.
What would life be like without spring's warmth after a long and cold winter, rest after exhausting and difficult day, achievement after an intense and tiring struggle. Promises of the reward to come mark your life. In fact, life is a promise in the process of being kept.
You may wonder if at times your life is no longer a bright promise. You may lie awake in the night hours rehearsing your regrets that this may be so. But God is the great promise keeper. You can count on what he has promised. He is already aware of every poor choice, every lost opportunity, and every wasted second. He know, and your mistakes grieve him. He takes you as you are and restores hope to your life.
God, I will focus my eyes on your faithfulness rather than on my own failures. I will look to you to help me fulfill the promise of all that my life can be. In Jesus' name. Amen.