I was reading Psalm 4 yesterday, sick because verse 8 contained my word, but Psalm 4:4 found its way into my heart and took up a home there.
Psalm 4:4 says to “…commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. SELAH.”
I really like the fact that David mentions to “commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.” But did you notice the word “commune”? In the Hebrew ,????? (amar), means to “say, speak, or utter”. David says to speak to our own hearts. How often do we dwell on our thoughts and feelings instead of “communing with our own hearts”?
Part of finding peace is communicating with ourselves. We need to ask ourselves the tough questions that we may not want to face. We should talk to ourselves about facing our fears, what causes our stress and how we can decrease it, and how we can be truly happy with what we have and where we are.
We need to “commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.” Commune and then BE STILL (which I’ll be adding to my “peace” list) .
Because when we are done with that conversation, we can rest, assured of the truth in Psalm 4:8, “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”
Megan A.K.A. “Mom”