Uninterrupted sleep in safety is a blessing most of us don’t consider very often. Unless, we have been directly affected by the effects of not sleeping well we are most likely to take it for granted. Whether it’s due to an unsafe situation, environment, or in many cases a medical condition related to ourself or a loved one. Wherever we are on the scale of our sleep experience taking a moment and recognizing that the Lord is the giver of sleep and safety is time well spent. It is estimated that nearly 40 million people within the U.S. alone suffer from chronic medical conditions linked to sleep disorders and another estimated 20 million live in unsafe home situations that prevent them from sleeping in safety. King David who wrote this Psalm was very familiar with the looming threat of danger that brought the subject of sleep into many of his writings. David recognized that the Lord is his source of peace, his sustainer, giver of sleep, and his protector that keeps watch over him as he slept.
This week as you treasure this verse in your heart I pray where ever you are on the peace, sleep, and safety spectrum that this verse will help turn your eyes to the Lord. For he alone is the God of peace, the God who sustains, and the God who protects us and blesses us with sleep. That is what Psalm 4:1-8 leads the reader to do—- “….let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord…… for you alone Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
How do you hope to experience God this week– as your peace, sustainer, or protector?
Be Alert~ Stay Strong~ Pray Always
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Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”