Friday, September 11, 2009

Psalm 4:8

Psalm 4:8 "I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety"

How many of us sleep peacefully?

How many are able to lie down at the end of the day with all that occurred and sense a deep peace about ourselves, our lives and the world around us?

The psalmist lies down and sleeps peacefully. He attributes this peace to only one source: the Lord. It is the gift of the Lord alone to grant the "peace that passes understanding".

I am reminded of the preciousness of this gift in a world filled with so much upheaval. We so often seek peace in our finances, friends, spouses, children etc.. when all along it is the Lord alone who grants peace.

One of the wonderful things about growing in our relationship with Jesus is the ever deepening sense of peace in the midst of life because of the presence of God in all things. So often I have met with people who are struggling and time and time again I hear about how the Lord is granting them peace. This peace that is beyond reason, it moves deep in the soul. It is a "peace that passes all understanding".

I am so thankful that the Lord does not without peace from his people, but just the opposite, he grants it willingly and abundantly.

May you seek Christ and know his peace.

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