God's Words For US
by Cecelia Lester
I will both lie down in peace and sleep;
For You alone, O LORD make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8 (NKJV)
Words penned by David
Having had too many nights with either minimal or no sleep, I picked up my Bible ane read this verse. A dear friend shared it with me many years ago.
What I realized as I went through another sleepless night was that I was not trusting God for some things going on around me that may affect me.
This verse tells me that David would be able to rest in peace and then sleep. He then tells the LORD that He alone keeps him safe.
How did God keep David safe? By being with him during the times Saul was chasing him. When his son was hunting him down.
This issue of trust is connected to faith. I have learned that we must have faith in order to trust God without reservations. Years ago, the pastor I sat under said that a lot of people practice “Billy Goat” religion. They say they believed in God, then the next word they said was.”But”.
A scripture passage I found recently has given me pause. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4 (NKJV) I believe I need to learn to live by faith more than I do.
Father God. Please help us, Your children, to trust you more as we live each day for You. Guide us as we make decisions and as we talk to those we meet in our daily activities, In Jesus’ Name, I pray. AMEN
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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She has served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'
She and her husband of 54 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.
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