“When I lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' But the night is long, and I am full of tossing till the dawn” (v4). Job described the way our troubles become magnified at night. Instead of resting after a distressing day, we often feel worse, tossing and turning or suffering from nightmares (v13-14). We lose hope, lose perspective, and can’t imagine that light will break into our darkness (v18-21). But God is still there.
“What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him …?” (v17). Even when we feel alone, we can trust that God has “set His heart” on us, and His light is greater than the darkness.