Living expectantly

ATD 63The Word

“You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.” Psalm 4:7, 8


Psalm Four closes with the writer revealing a threefold outcome from his trust in the Lord: greater joy than the abundance of material things, safety or security from whatever would endanger us, and that of course leads to peace one of the hearts most sought after desires. David penned a song to share with the Lord his ability to lie down in peace because he trusted God for all that his life required.

David’s experience, the result of placing trust in the Lord, can also be our experience as we too place our trust in Almighty God and wait expectantly.

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3


When I think of You and all You have done for me Lord, my heart too is filled with joy, for whom have I in heaven but You? Who but You, Lord Jesus, can bring peace which is the result of Your perfect and eternal provision. When I genuinely rest, it is because of my trust in You. I come to You this morning and pray for Your leading and provision for what You have ordered for me for this day. Amen.


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