We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Jacob Reed.
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
This is the final verse of a short eight verse psalm. Psalms 4 shows us three phases.
First, despair over the state of the world, with statements like verse 2, “How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?”
Next, we see reflection and repentance in verse 4, “Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.”
And finally PEACE, a heart that’s been reconciled, in verse 8, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
When we search our hearts in silence and surrender ourselves into His arms we can have peace in the midst of any of the world’s craziness. He longs to give us joy and peace, as we give up our old ways and worries and seek Him.
As a father, I love seeing my kids sleep, especially when they were small. Just to see them at peace, breathing gently, and being recharged. This is exactly how God feels watching us rest and sleep.
Father, let me lie down in peace today. Let me see the chaos of my culture fade away and the chaos in me disappear today as You reconcile my heart to yours. I rest in your arms. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Search your heart in quiet. I hope you realize that you are loved and you dwell in safety.
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