In the midst of a distressful uprising, King David appealed to God as written in Psalm 4. He speaks of his relationship with God as one in which there is constant conversation through prayer (v. 3) and a feeling of safety (v. 8).
Because of the sacrifices of the righteous and a trust in the Lord (v. 5), there is a positive tone as written in verses 7-8. In the book “Ordering Your Private World” explained is how we can cultivate happiness and joy much like a farmer cultivates a crop for harvesting. By cultivating the garden (your soul), the spirit flows with life-giving energy much like physical exercise produces a strong and healthy body.
Lord, this day we believe that you will give us divine favor like You did for king David. We pray that we offer You our total focus in our time and other sacrifices today. We pray that we apply our faith and help with service to others today. We have faith that You will work through us, we trust You for peace of mind, abundant joy, and we look forward to blessings beyond measure. Amen!