Better Than NyQuil!

This morning I read Psalm 4:8 “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”  The first thought that popped into my mind was… Lord, you’re better than NyQuil!

I’m guessing when David wrote those words many, many years ago, it never crossed his mind that one day there would be someone comparing God’s peace to an over- the-counter cold medicine.   But, it’s true, there are times when our head hits the pillow and the aches and pains of this world threaten to consume us.

Over the  past few days, I’ve heard news of so much pain, in the lives of both friends and complete strangers.  I am reminded of this verse in John.

I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”  John 16:33 Message

This morning I took some time to look more closely at one of the many names of God, Jehovah-Shalom means The Lord Our Peace.  In my search, I came across three specific ways this applies to our lives.

Jesus Christ is our peace with God.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our
Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)

Jesus Christ is our peace with one another.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace, raise a harvest of righteousness. (James 3: 17-18)

Jesus Christ in our peace within.

Do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Do you feel as if you are lacking peace?  Run to the source today. The Prince of Peace has an endless supply!


4 thoughts on “Better Than NyQuil!

  1. Lisa

    Love this, Eileen! Jesus – the cure for the common life. I know that’s not NyQuil’s slogan, but it popped into my head so I went with it. 😉 His peace is better than anything this world has to offer.

    Many blessings, sweet friend!

  2. Kandi


    I think you are right I don’t think David would have ever imagined that his Psalm would be compared to cold medicine some day. :).

    Jesus is the best cure for everything that ails ya.

    Blessings to you Eileen,

  3. Karl

    Great post! I learned the day before my Mom passed away that Psalm 4:8 was one of her favorite verses. She told me that day that she read and prayed that verse every day while my Dad was in VietNam in the Army. He got home safely too!


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