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.
- Does sleep come easy for you?
- What about after a long day of working, can you rest?
- Can you sleep when you are worried or agitated?
- What if you were surround by a mob of people waiting to kill you?
David wrote Psalm 3 while running from a rebellious son who wanted him killed. I’m not sure if I could have rested. I’m not sure I could have stretched myself out.
David, stretches himself out, slept and when he woke he felt fearless. How much peace did that take? David trusted God totally for his safety.
It is so hard for us to forget about this when we have hardships. Many nights I have laid awake with my mind going a million ways.
Worried. Sick. Scared. Empty. Lost.
But, I did not have to feel this way. I could and I can have the same peace David had. God was there for David and He is here for me. He is the same God who saved David and kept him safe to sleep. Why would I think I’m any different? Why would I think He is any different.
It’s hard to grasp how great and marvelous He is. We read medical books and history books. We believe what history says how Columbus came to America. We read medical books about the advantages of taking the immunizations for children. We read the importance of wearing seat belts in a vehicle.
Why is it when we read the Bible we can not believe it the same way?
Why is it when we read the Bible about how God helped Moses we can not believe He can help us?
Why is it when we read of Jesus healing the sick when He walked on earth we can not believe He can save us?
I’m believing God for marvelous and miraculous.
I’m believing God will keep me safe.
I’m believing today and everyday I can REST IN HIM!!!!