Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 31, 2016

Surrounded With Peace

aug 31“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety” Psalm 4:8 (NIV)

Have you ever had one of those nights when you just can’t sleep?  You know like when you hear everything that goes bump in the night.  I had one of those nights recently when my husband was out of town.  The warm temperatures left the heat pump silent.  And without even realizing it, my mind raced in a hundred conjured up places.  Now, I’m not usually one to fear being home alone.  However, my rapid heartbeat was probably a result of watching too many crime shows (NCIS).  Quickly fear rose to the surface and peaceful sleep marched out the door.  After a few moments of claiming scriptures and burying my head under the covers, I finally drifted off to sleep.

Amazing how quickly fear can seize us, overcome us and yes even send us into hiding.  Bondage always carries a price tag of hidden fear lurking under the surface.  Ask the Children of Israel, and they would remind you that being slaves of the mighty Pharaoh left them hopeless and fearful.  And even though they marched out in the middle of the night paralyzing fear would restrain them from trusting in God as they journeyed in the wilderness.  Peace would evade them as fear stole away the abundance God so desired to give.

Whether fear is justified or imagined, God has the perfect prescription.  When we place our trust firmly in the One who walks beside us and watches over us then we receive an abundance of peace guaranteed even in the most restless nights.

Has fear derailed your peace?  If so, claim His promises and lean into His protection – it’s the safest place to be.

“Father, You are trustworthy and true – thank You for restoring peace even in moments of overwhelming fear.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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