8 thoughts on “Psalm 4 Peace

  1. What a beautiful, peaceful photo to gaze upon while thinking on the truth and encouragement of the scripture you posted, Sara.

    When I look at the photo it reinforces the part of the verse to me, “for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” The photo shows a peaceful open expanse of God’s power, authority and creation of water, sky and sun. The man-made dock/walk-way seems to show the helplessness of man, for its sign says, “Unsafe…”

    My morning devotion was all about Peace, also. One of the key scriptures was from Philippians 4:6-7, “ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

    1. Debi, that’s a difficult scripture to be anxious for nothing…, maybe a few months ago for some of us it was a roller blade on our skates. Today it might be a pause to ponder what do I believe and what does all this mean?

      I heard a man just yesterday in early 60’s say, “I’v been a Christian gospel singer all my life. I’v been on big stages and still have doors wide open for me to sing and yet I’m struggling today with have I been hoodwinked in believing this?”

      I was kinda thinking along the same lines. Then I heard an older wiser man that was interviewing him say, “that might be good to have those thoughts?” “Many of us do at times especially difficult times.” They went on with the conversation that turned the corner to repair by using the power tools of love. Not love talk but love deeds. We are told to reach out and help one another. The first thing of course is family and that’s good and required by teachers such as the Apostle Paul. Then we have if it’s for my family … Yeap that’s good. If you don’t work you don’t eat the wise man might say. Then comes the hard sayings, love your neighbor as yourself. Now comes the beloved of Jesus speaking by a recording in John 6:60….“On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” Read on and my mind goes into “hoodwinked”

      Yet, the be anxious for nothing also gives a qualifier, that the peace of God, the one I might be hiding from is the one that will guard the heart and mind to health.

      I want to remind us reading a scripture might just be a social act. Faith in love gives power to the skates with a healthy roller blade.

      1. Thank you, Sara, that you give water and light to scripture words to unpack them and bring them to life. The best way I can describe it is like a pack of seeds. The seeds are all there in the pack with the name and directions for how to grow them, but unless they are unpacked and given water and light and other necessary things to grow, they never germinate. They just sit in the pack.

        Your comment, “They went on with the conversation that turned the corner to repair by using the power tools of love. Not love talk but love deeds. We are told to reach out and help one another.”

        That is really good life-giving advice.

  2. Thank you Sara for sharing this beautiful scripture and the peaceful scene of a lake/bay pier at sunset. We can almost hear the slow lapping water beneath singing its lullaby to all.

    I love focusing on peace. During this time with the invisible enemy, COVID 19, we need to hold onto peace which is our hope. Our peace is in Jesus Christ, who holds us in the palm of His hand and gives us perfect peace.

    John 14: 27 reads Peace I leave with you, peace I give unto you. I do not give to you as the world gives to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

    In the Bible we can see two such examples I’m highlighting of peace on the Sea of Galilee when the disciples where out and a storm arose. They were terrified, but Jesus was close by to His disciples and brought to them peace by his nearness and brought peace as He spoke to calm the physical storm..

    As a child and still today I love the song, “I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.” ( Jesus is in his/her soul.)

    Isaiah 26: 3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because they trust in you.

    Lyrics to Perfect Peace by Laura’s story

    Stay close by my side
    Keep your eyes on me
    Though this life is hard
    I will give you perfect peace
    In this time of trial
    Pain that no one sees
    Trust me when I say
    I will give you perfect peace
    And you’ll never walk alone
    And you’ll never be in need
    Though I may not calm the storms around you
    You can hide in me
    Burdens that you bear
    Offer no relief
    Let me bear your load
    ‘Cause I will give you perfect peace
    Stay close by my side
    And you’ll never walk alone
    Keep your eyes on me
    And you’ll never be in need
    Though this life is hard
    Know that I will always give you perfect peace
    I will give you perfect peace
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Laura Mixon Story
    Perfect Peace lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group

  3. Thank you Debi for sharing the beautiful picture Sara put up under “Think on These Things”.
    Jesus carrying us is so comforting.

    When I think on the troubles we face today, I think on the song- “Through It All” by Hillsong.

    As I teach children in church setting I think of the song – Standing in the Need of Prayer

    It’s Me, it’s me, O Lord
    Stand in’ in the need of prayer;
    It’s me, it’s me, O Lord
    Standin’ in the need of prayer.

    We hear the music and read the scripture which draws us closer to Him. Reminds me of a child holding hands with Jesus. He is always there to take our in His.

    Through It All – Hillsong Worship

  4. The beautiful picture above. The encouraging lyrics and music. The awesome Words of God, right from the Bible, sure does bring some peace and rest during this difficult time, with covid 19. Thanks so much for all that is being shared here.🥰💕🎶🎤✝️🙏

  5. Our story may mirror the Apostle Paul as he writes, “…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. (Philippians 4:11b) Be greatly blessed today. 🙏🏻

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