The other night as I prepared for bed my thoughts were restless. Worry had once again worked its way into my head and I longed for peace. Worry about financial security, the nuts and bolts of recording another record, fear of the “unknowns” in my future, just plain worry. And yet I knew there’s a Prince of Peace who gives peace, not like the world gives, but better.
“Lord,” I wrote in my journal, “as I go to your Word, would You give me a verse to go to sleep with?” Surely this was a request He could grant. And this is what I read:
. . .The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me. – Psalm 138:8a
Simple and to the point. Exactly what I needed actually. This whole peace thing really works. There may not be a lot of peace in the world right now, but that night, in my room, alone with God, me and Peace got along just fine. And I slept great.