A good night’s rest

31 Aug

I am enjoying reading through the psalms.  I like them because they talk about all kinds of life situations.  And sometimes life is hard for the psalmist.  In Psalm they are being set upon by their enemies.  I think it is important to remember that these enemies were aquired by telling God’s grace in tough situations.

So, in the psalm after the enemy has said there will be no help from God.  The psalmist says,

“But you, God, shield me on all sides, You ground my feet, you  lift my head high.

With all my might I shout up to God, His answers thunder from the holy mountain.

I stretch myself out, I sleep.  Then I’m up again-rested, tall and steady,

Fearless before the enemy mobs coming at me from all sides.”

I like the image of resting and then taking on the difficult situation.  How often a good nights rest wrapped in prayer helps us to face life.

I pray you have a peaceful rest and find that God has your back.

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