Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Psalm 4

Psalm, Chapter 4
 6There are many that say, "Who will show us any good?" LORD, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.
 7Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time when their corn and wine increased.
 8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for Thou LORD only, makest me dwell in safety.

These verses spoke to me.  Especially the last verse.  This past week has been very trying on me.  I have felt the weight of the world and am trying to figure out what needs to be done.  I need to turn things over to God.  I need to ask him to put gladness in my heart and give me peace.  I need a break from certain things.  I need to see joy, celebration, and not worry about the rest.  Life doesn't seem to always work that way and then I don't get the rest I need, and chaos reigns.  I need God to help me let go of things and rest.    Sometimes I don't see the good.  I need God to show me the good of things.

Sometimes we get into a "I need" rut.  I don't feel I am being selfish.  There are things that each person needs to make their life calm down for them.  To help them get along with others, settle and be content.  Some days, we all don't help each other.  Some days we look at life through blinders.  Some days our human frailties get us caught up in things that don't matter to anyone else.  I pray that God will put gladness in my heart, that I will rest and be safe and that each moment he will show me good.


  1. Such a beautiful verse, the fact that God he gives us grace and joy to put on our hearts is such a blessing.

  2. I don't think you're being selfish either. God wants us to be rested and to have peace, joy, gladness, etc in our hearts. So the fact that you're 'crying' out asking for them doesn't make you selfish at all.

  3. Amen! What a good word for all of us. You're in my prayers girl.
    Sue :)