Ever spent a night lying awake? Concerned about the struggles you face? Wonder why people don’t understand? Praying that God would move? The psalmist understood.
In Psalm 4, David felt all of the same emotions and responded to God by crying out in prayer. The outcome was significant.
David found relief in God’s places. “When I call out, answer me, O God who vindicates me! Though I am hemmed in, You will lead me into a wide, open place.” (vs. 1) Enemies on every side, God still provided a way to escape (I Cor 10:13) to greater opportunities.
David realized God’s privileges. “Realize that the Lord shows the godly special favor; the Lord responds when I cry out to him.” (vs. 3). We cry out . . . He not only hears, He gives us special treatment. You have the inside track to receive God’s unique and unending grace.
David rejoiced in God’s presence. “You make me happier than those who have abundant grain and wine.” (vs. 7). Many evaluated their happiness in their physical possessions . . . David’s was in knowing God.
David rested in God’s protection. He didn’t just feel safe, he was safe. “I will lie down and sleep peacefully, for you, Lord, make me safe and secure.” (vs. 8)
Concerned? Cry out to Him.
Worried? Worship Him.
” . . . the Lord responds when I cry out to him.” (vs. 3)