Interesting Psalm this.
House, city, anxiety, sleep and the benefit of children. Not on the surface the most connected of issues, until you look at that first word: house.
I don’t read the house mentioned here as only a physical construction. It’s not just the bricks and mortar. It is all about the habitat. Whether it’s the immediate confines of the home or the general confines of the city, it is the place you inhabit and the question is on what is that habitation built on? As you’re blessed with children, on what basis will we realise just how much of a blessing they are? What kind of house will they grow in? What kind of city will be their home?
When God is absent from the building plans it is little wonder that anxiety sets in. It’s little wonder that terms like ‘rat race’ and ‘dog eat dog’ are used to describe existence. When God is absent from the life design those wearying long hours filled with pain and efforts for pain relief in medication, entertainment and other outlets expose the chasm of discontent and disconnect further.
When God builds the house and oversees the collection of the living, when He is the chief cornerstone, the roof, the warm welcome and the even the broom closet then it bodes well for blessing to be the portion of those who live therein.
Which leaves the question: Who is building your house?
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden