Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Psalm for Bedtime - June 8, 2014

Psalm 4(New International Version)
1 Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?

3 Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.

4 Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. 5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD.

6 Many, LORD, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us.

7 Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.

8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.

For many of us its bedtime, and as we settle down to sleep we need to settle our minds. The stresses of the day have a tendency to keep us thinking as we try to sleep, and if we are going through difficulty, sleep becomes a real commodity. So what are we to do? Leave everything to God by presenting it to Him in prayer. If you do so, you can sleep peacefully because God will keep you in His care.

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