Psalm 4: When You’re Crying Out to God for Change

Psalm 4 is a song of worship written by King David. I’m not sure of the time period he composed the Psalm, but we know David lived a turbulent life.

He was a man after God’s own heart, and he was tested countless times. However you look at it, David had faith in God every single time he found himself crying out.

How many of us can say the same? I get angry when somebody cuts me off on the highway, much less when somebody is constantly trying to kill me.

Psalm 3

David lived a life of trials, his faith was constantly tested, and if we’re honest with ourselves, our lives are as well. Psalm 4 was written by David to get through these trials.

How often do you wonder where God is really at? Do you ask if he really cares about your plight? And more often than not you only hear static instead of God’s voice giving you direction.

I’ve been in that rut for quite a while and the help I can give is to say persevere.

All of these trials and tribulations we face will go away soon. Will any of these issues matter when we spend our 1000th year in eternity?

Honestly, I think most of the pain will be forgotten by then.

When you have trials, call upon God. His answer is coming, even if you can’t see where it is.

How To Stop Worrying

Psalm 4: For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.

Answer me when I call to you,
    O God who declares me innocent.
Free me from my troubles.
    Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people ruin my reputation?
    How long will you make groundless accusations?
    How long will you continue your lies? Interlude
You can be sure of this:
    The Lord set apart the godly for himself.
    The Lord will answer when I call to him.

Don’t sin by letting anger control you.
    Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude
Offer sacrifices in the right spirit,
    and trust the Lord.

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?”
    Let your face smile on us, Lord.
You have given me greater joy
    than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, O Lord will keep me safe.

Psalm 4:1-8

Psalm 4: Calling Out To God

In Psalm 4, David is crying out to God, begging for him to intervene in his life. I want you to think of a time when everything had fallen apart and the only way it could be fixed was by God intervening.

God wants to intervene, he wants to help you in your life. But he wants you to follow him. The beauty of the relationship between David and God is that David really wanted to Follow God.

In the bible, we see times David fell spectacularly, but David always got back up, and he always focused on God. His life was devoted to the service of God.

I can’t say the same in my own life. I know that I need to focus more on God and his will. Ask yourself what does god have in store for your life? Have you even discussed it with him?

I know what God wants me to do, but I’ve been lazy.

On top of that, I find myself calling out to God in situations that I chose to make happen. Usually, I was in disobedience

The beauty of Psalm 4 is that we see God is willing to come to rescue us. No matter where we are, or what we’ve done, God is there waiting to come to save us.

All we need to do is ask him for help, and his help will be on the way. Take heart in that, because he does love you, and he is coming to help set you free.

Psalm 3

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