No, running away will not give you that...LOL. (Did I read your mind?)
During the quiet of 2 a.m., I slipped downstairs to get a glass of milk and my Bible. I sadly admit that I often look to other “things” instead my Bible when my mind is in a frustrated place. Usually a diversion of some sort to drown out the frustration. Of course, that doesn’t work - ever. (Oh that I would learn this lesson).
My mind was just not resting!!! And I knew that the LORD was asking me to spend time with Him. I took my Bible back upstairs, layed in bed with it and my little light to read with.
I was reading Psalms 92:1-2 when some words “caught” my attention. I have learned when this happens to stop reading, and consider what caught my attention. Verse two says “ (It is good ,) To declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night.”
I prayed thanking the LORD for His faithfulness to our family each and every day As I was praying, I felt Him showing me how to fight the worries that weighed on me at night - simply declare, (to make clear, to make plain) to those thoughts and worries His faithfulness. I felt their power evaporating. And what about the day time? The LORD has that covered too. This verse says to declare His steadfast love in the morning. I believe that we “fight” what would steal our joy, peace and faith when we declare to them the Truth that is in the scripture. And this scripture makes it very clear that this is a daily practice.
When I wake up and declare out loud this prayer, “It is good to give thanks to You LORD and I declare Your steadfast love this morning.” See, that’s powerful. That’s what His truth does. It frees us from the lies. Yes, there are problems and worries, but I don’t want to give them power by declaring them as truth.
See what I am talking about? What am I declaring? How tired I am, the financial stresses, the problems? Or am I going to declare HIS steadfast love by day and His faithfulness by night?
Oh, how I pray for us all to be faithful in our devotion to Him and to see and DECLARE His Truth in our lives. I suspect that we will all find a little more peace and rest!!