As I was reviewing this verse from Psalm 85 just now, I realized that I’ve found quite a bit of comfort in it. What a powerful image! The Lord speaks words of peace over His people; sadly, I wonder how many of us have been too busy or too fretful to even notice?
Perhaps that’s why this passage contains some words of admonition, too – “but let them not turn back to folly.” Isn’t that just the way that we can be, though? Here God is on one side, speaking words of peace to us, but we are so busy and preoccupied with our own thoughts, desires and needs that we start turning away from the only One who is able to solve the very problems we face each day. What was the psalmist saying about folly…? 🤔
Moving forward, my goal is to be able to quiet my spirit and heart enough to be able to pick up on the “words of peace” that the Lord is speaking to me each day. I may not hear anything audibly, but I believe that the peace of the Holy Spirit is available to us anytime – if only we ask for it!
Yes, indeed! More peace, less folly. 🔑