“When you are in bed, look deep down inside yourself, and be silent”  

(Psalm 4: 4b)                   

 David was encouraging  himself

as he sat in the fields and played

his harp, with only God to hear

his words and to understand

what he had to say.


Reflecting there before his Maker,

he would so honest be,

remembering how that

God, was always there for him

and how that the people, and he,

were so filled with sin.


He began to ask questions,

asked in God’s behalf,

“How long will you serve

what will surely fail you?”

“How long will you pray to

handmade gods?”


David comforted himself

by saying, “God has set

the righteous apart;

but we must be careful

to keep  vigilant watch

over our heart.”


“When you are angry, do not sin.”

To make sure of this,

look deeply within;

and when on your bed

be quiet, and evaluate feelings

that hide deep inside of you.


Gain some understanding of why

you feel like you do.  Judge it

yourself  in the Light of God’s Word.

Confess your sins and start over again:

this is a wonderful way to end the day.

Sins have a way to hid His face,

unless we confess those sins. (Isa. 59:2)


So be pure in motive and  in word,

and then, have the assurance

that when you pray to God,

you will be heard;  

and “If you are by Him heard,

you will have that for which you pray.”

(I John 5:15)




 Ramona Cook,      6/29/2008 11:35:43 PM