God, do you hear me?
I am waiting for your answer now.
Life feels dark, and uncertain,
I long for a rest from the constant pressure of life,
It never seems to let up,
Please hear me today – Listen to my cry.
You promise that you will hear me, your child,
I have sought to live how you want me to,
I have turned my life inside out,
To make sure that there is nothing that can distract me,
From your call to live wholeheartedly for you.
I don’t care what other people say about what is important,
Money, success, career, or anything that can distract,
From opening my life completely to you,
And being completely happy with what you provide.
I will be content,
I will sleep well,
That I am safe in your care.
This Psalm’s last stanza has the sentence, “In peace I will lie down and sleep”.
I have always found that when I am anxious my sleep gets disrupted. When I was depressed the one thing that I desired above all else was to sleep through the night. I dreaded going to sleep because I realised that I would wake too soon. I knew that I would wake with the problems of the day ahead tossing around my head. I felt like there was never any rest.
When David says that in peace he will sleep I understand how important this is. To be able to say tonight because God is watching over me that it doesn’t matter what else is going on I will sleep is a statement about the blessing that comes with being right with God.