145 I call with all my heart; answer me, LORD, 
   and I will obey your decrees. 
146 I call out to you; save me 
   and I will keep your statutes. 
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; 
   I have put my hope in your word. 
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, 
   that I may meditate on your promises. 
149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; 
   preserve my life, LORD, according to your laws. 
150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, 
   but they are far from your law. 
151 Yet you are near, LORD, 
   and all your commands are true. 
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes 
   that you established them to last forever.

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed and worried, you know how it feels to stare at the ceiling when you should be sleeping. The writer of Psalm 119 was no stranger to this experience. He wrote, “I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your Word” (v.147).

God’s Word delivered special comfort during the psalmist’s sleepless nights. Although he couldn’t make his problems disappear, he said, “My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your Word” (v.148). At night he reviewed God’s Word over and over in his mind. He concentrated on Scripture rather than his concerns. This practice allowed him to proclaim, “Oh, how I love Your law!” (v.97).

When worry wakes you up, remember, “The Word of God is living and powerful” (Heb. 4:12).
Our cares cannot compete with God’s Word! —Jennifer Benson Schuldt
(Taken from RBC Ministries - Our Daily Bread)
Walk in Faith!
Sue Anderson

Comments (7)

On April 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM , pfd said...

These are comforting words and so very true. Thank you for sharing and I love the selections.

On April 12, 2012 at 11:39 PM , KarenW said...

Beautiful items. Love that button!

On April 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM , Ginny from LeahsHeart said...

So well written... and thoughtful... and encouraging... hopeful... Beautiful selections. Thank you.

On April 13, 2012 at 12:46 AM , jude said...

A beautiful selection, all honor and Glory to Him. Thank you so much for including my card.

On April 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM , Joyce Butler said...

Sue Thank you for sharing this.

On April 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM , Christine said...

Love this, thank you for including my printable. :)
God bless you,

On April 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM , BonJeanCreations said...

Love all the art with scriptures.