I will bless the Lord who counsels me—
even at night when my thoughts trouble me.
I always let the Lord guide me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad
and my whole being rejoices;
my body also rests securely.
Psalm 16:7-9 (CSB)
We say we’re doing fine, and sometimes, we’re busy enough during the day to ignore the anxiety brewing underneath. But when night and quiet come and we lie in bed, the day gets reviewed like a highlight reel of what we didn’t do well. To-do lists loom over us, and every anxious thought yells at us to pay attention, to solve all the problems, and to do it right now.
It seems as though we can’t find any refuge at the end of a long day, but the psalmist reminds us that God is our refuge. He is our counselor, the One who can guide us to peace and give us peace. When stress gives our bodies no rest, we can turn to God who is our anchor when everything is out of our control.
Ask Him for His counsel, breathe in His peace, open your hands to surrender and trust, and rest deeply.
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