Yesterday at about 3:00 pm, I was nervous, irritated, highly irritated, and uptight about the election. I was getting worse every time I went to the election results and the news on my Ipad. Finally, I thought, this is stupid what I am doing, so I got on my stationary recumbent bike and rode as hard as I could for over an hour , all the while reading my Bible, mostly in Psalms. I would take a break from reading about every 5 minutes and pray for a bit, and then back to reading.
Then I went down to the church, preached my sermon on Philippians at our Wednesday night service, and then went home. I rarely go to bed before midnight, but last night I took two sleeping pills and went to bed at 9:00 pm. I woke up at 5:30 am, read for about 5 minutes, prayed for 5 minutes, sent a couple of text messages, and then went back to bed and slept until 9:00 am.
Today I felt great all day. I was full of energy, I had great peace, and I thought a lot about what I was going to do with my life for the next 20 years. These verses were the reason why I felt so good.
Psalms 119:165 Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 3:4-6 I was crying to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain.
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me round about.