The scripture for today is Psalms 4:8
Psalms 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.
David, being a king, understood the importance of having protection during the night while he slept. But he also understood that no matter who was standing guard over him, it was the LORD who provided His safety. His trust was not in the arm of flesh; His trust was in God. “But know that the LORD has set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.” Psalms 4:3
This text was written by King David, but it is just as relevant to us today. The forces of darkness are all around us and their aim is to create as much havoc and destruction as they can. But Jesus has already defeated the enemy through His sinless life, sacrifice, and resurrection. As long as we live in Christ, we live in His peace.
God has set apart the godly for Himself, nothing can be imposed upon us unless He allows it. And if God allows it, it serves His purposes and brings us closer to Him in our walk of faith. Because we have faith in God, we have peace, even when the world is in turmoil. And, while the world is full of fear, we live in the safety of God’s abiding presence. He alone makes us “dwell in safety.” We, like David, can lie down in peace and sleep because the Prince of Peace is our safety.
God bless you as you continue in His service.