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Walking Daily

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Reading: Psalm 4:8

Verse Eight: “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety”.

The Psalms are full of emotion. They range from deep and sorrowful laments to joyous songs of praise. In short, they cover the whole range of human emotion and represent well the ups and downs that life inevitably brings. Because life is such, it is hard to always do as today’s verse suggests.

What does it take to lie down each day to sleep in peace? How could we do this each day, no matter what life brings our way? I think if the deep and painful moments that come with the sudden loss of a loved one or the unexpected news of unemployment and wonder how this is always possible. The answer to these questions lies in what we do day in and day out. If our spiritual disciplines are daily and consistent, then we build a great relationship with God that allows us to live out this verse even when our hearts are filled with great hurt and deep sorrow. When our relationship with God is rock solid, then He will always be our solid rock.

On a Tuesday morning just over two years ago I was informed that my job was being eliminated. After being a part of that organization for 23 years, it felt like the end of the world. I prayed a lot that day and spent a lot of time in conversation with God. He was not a stranger but a dear friend. By the end of the day I had found peace. Yes, there were still more questions than answers, but I was able to lie down and sleep in peace because I knew that God was in control, that He loved me, and that He would lead the way.

His presence gave me the strength I needed and allowed me to trust in His plans. This came through years of walking daily with God. I had established a deep personal relationship that made me into someone who knew God would see me through. Yes, it was a difficult process and there were hard days yet ahead, but in all of them God was with me. May this be your relationship with God as well. May you walk daily, through the good and the bad, fully connected to the Lord our God.

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2 thoughts on “Walking Daily

  1. ONLY GOD CAN GIVE US THE PEACE TO SLEEP IN HARD TIMES OF OUR LIFE,
    🙂
    ON THE WINGS OF PRAYER
    JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES AND OPEN YOUR HEART AND FEEL YOUR WORRIES AND CARE DEPART,
    JUST YEILD YOURSELF TO THE FATHER ABOVE AND LET HIM HOLD YOU SECURE, IN
    HIS LOVE.

    FOR LIFE ON EARTH GROWS MORE INVOLVED WITH ENDLESS PROBLEMS THAT CANT BE SOLVED
    BUT GOD ONLY ASK US, TO DO OUR BEST, THEN HE WILL “”THAKE. OVER”” AND FINISH THE REST.

    SO WHEN YOU ARE TIRED, DISCOURAGE AND BLUE,
    THERE ALWAYS ONE DOOR THAT OPEN TO “”THE HOUSE OF PRAYER””
    AND YOU FIND GOD WAITING TO MEET YOU THERE
    🙂 AND THE HOUSE OF PRAYER IS NO FURTHER AWAY THAN THE QUIET SPOT WHERE YOU KNEELING AND PRAY.
    FOR THE HEART IS A TEMPLE WHEN GOD IS THERE AS WE PLACE OURSELVES IN
    HIS LOVING CARE.

    AND HE HEARS EVERY PRAYERS AND HE ANSWER EACH ONE.
    WHEN WE PRAY , IN HIS NAME, “”THY WILL BE DONE””. AND THE BURDEN THAT SEEMEND
    TO HEAVY TO BEAR ARE LIFTED AWAY ON “””THE WINGS OF A PRAYER.
    ‘) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :)?
    YES GOD CARES, HE ALWAYS CARES.

  2. O THE LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET ME GO . I REST MY WEARY SOUL IN THEE.
    🙂

    THERE IS A NAME I LOVE TO HEAR , I LOVE TO SING ITS WORTH, IT SOUNDS
    LIKE MUSIC IN MINE EARS,
    THE SWEET EST NAME ON EARTH.
    OH HOW I LOVE JESUS , OH HOW I LOVE JESUS, BECAUSE HE FRIST LOVE ME.. 🙂

    THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS JESUS. I SHALL LOOK TO HIM 🙂 AMEN

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