Who’s Looking Out For You? – Psalms 4:6-8

“Many people say, Who will show us better times? Let your face smile on us, Lord. You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe” (Psalms 4:6-8, NLT).

Psalm 4 is actually a lament that includes a plea for rescue, a rebuke of the ungodly, some good advice for godliness, and then concludes with these verses, which are an expression of confidence in God.

In this psalm of David he observed that in times of trouble, people prayed to God to send His blessings and make things better for them.

But David found fulfillment in God Himself, not just His blessings.

In fact, God had given him greater joy than those who lived in prosperity.

He had happiness and joy always because God was looking out for him!

He was at peace and didn’t stay awake at night worrying because he knew that God had his back!

You can have joy when you find fulfillment in God,
     when you trust in Him and live for Him,
           then you can be confident that God is greater than your troubles,
                because God is looking out for you!

You can have joy and peace even in times of trouble by replacing your worry with expressions of confidence in God’s watchfulness over your life through praise and thanksgiving.

Who’s looking out for you? God is!

“The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life” (Psalm 121:7, NLT)

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