This Scripture contains a verse I have recited many a time before going nighty-night: “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (v. 8).” I never can remember which psalm it is in, so I hope I can remember better now that I’ve noted it officially. Actually, I accidentally skipped this psalm and had to go back and read it because when I went to share, I didn’t have an entry on it. And, man, it couldn’t have been a better psalm to have missed and gone back to! It’s really gorgeous and gives us a lot to lean on during times we might be suffering under the gossip mill. And I think we’ve all been there a time or two. So, next time you feel your nose itching because someone is talking behind your back, pick up Psalm 4, and rest easy. God’s watching, and everything is going to be a-ok!
Sum it up:
Please, give me a sign you’re listening, Lord!
I’m so tired of everyone talking smack about me.
But it’s ok because I know I’m innocent,
And more than that, I know that you know I’m innocent.
That’s all that matters.
Peace will come in your time.
I trust that completely.
Writing prompt: trust
Write about a time you trusted God even though your heart was hurting. If you can’t think of a time, write a prayer to God and ask Him to fill you with a trust and peace beyond understanding.