If I were to ask you what’s the most important thing – what’s the thing that’s essential if you are to lead a life that’s pleasing to God, I wonder how you’d answer.
When we look around us at the vastness of the universe, and we consider the statistics and the figures that the astronomers give us about their millions of galaxies, about our world being just a little fragment, a little speck of dust in the totality of the universe, surely we can feel so small, so insignificant, so weak and helpless.
One thing we notice in the psalms of David is that he says a great deal about his enemies. If ever a man had enemies, it was David. But he had learned the secret of dealing with his enemies.
Are you dissatisfied with your life? Are you dissatisfied with the way things are? Remember that what you are reaping is the result of what you have sown. If you want to reap differently, you’ll have to begin to sow differently.
How do you begin each day? Does your day begin with a scramble, with a flurry, with trying to do three different things at the same time? Do you find yourself often short of breath, short of temper, angry with your wife or husband, scolding the kids, unrestful, anxious, perplexed?
One of the beautiful revelations of Scripture is that sleep is a gift of God for His beloved. And so David could say, in the midst of pressures and war and things that were going very badly all around about him, “I will lie down and sleep in peace.” Why?