Rest and Peace

Rest and Peace

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

David lay in bed, unable to sleep. As events flooded his mind, he could find no rest. He prayed but did not sense any answers. He certainly had not experienced peace. He responded with a simple prayer, wanting to be sure that God heard when he called.

Many men and women have had similar experiences and have gone through many dark nights without rest. These are times to remember lessons learned by David.

As David eventually realized, we always can be confident that God hears our prayers. Talking with Him, we can be completely honest. We need to persevere in our prayers and actions and always continue to do the right thing as we trust in Him.

David was reminded that “the Lord has set apart the faithful for Himself.” His circumstances didn’t change immediately, but he knew that “the Lord will hear when I call to Him” (v. 3).

During those dark nights when he was troubled, David was to reflect and be still. He could look back and realize the many ways God had blessed him: “You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their grain and new wine abound” (v. 7 NASB).

Trusting in God, he found peace – the peace God promises to all who call on Him. It might not seem that He hears us, but we can be confident in Him. He is with us. We can trust in Him.