I’ve been camped out in the Psalms lately.
Feeling the emotions. Soaking in the goodness. Quenching my soul.
In the midst of life’s trials, the Psalms are my salve. They remind me that someone else understands. That someone has been through uncertainty, discomfort, and grief.
Here’s what I’ve been thinking about today:
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
David writes this from experience. He’s been through loss, abandonment, and war. He knows the anxiety of feeling unsafe at nearly every turn. He was the smallest of his brothers, underestimated, and under utilized. He was blessed by the Lord, but this fact did not ease his troubles. He was pursued by Saul, forced to hide in caves, running for his life.
He lived perpetually in peril.
And yet he can still pen these words.
There is hope for me!
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One of my favorite verses to remember during phases in my life that I’ve had nightmares. Its comforting to know that God doesn’t need to sleep (Ps 121:4) and that he’s always watching over us.