“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.”
It’s been a while since I’ve had one of these nights. You know, when you go to bed at a reasonable time, eager to get a great nights rest and then find yourself awake, mind wondering, thoughts races through your head at 2 am, not being able to settle it.
I’ve had many of those nights in the past. Times of unrest! Most of those nights, I could have told you exactly what was eating at me. Stirring my emotions. But not tonight!
I find my self these days wondering on these restless nights, “what is God trying to show me?” “What am I to learn tonight?”
My son, do not lose sight of these— keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Am I loosing my footing? Am I not relying on His firm foundation? Are my feelings or the feelings of others, the unknowns and unfamiliar, blocking my view of the truth? Is He simply wanting me to seek out more truths about His love and promises for me? What is is?
I think tonight, He wanted me to seek Him. To have more understanding and to write out my thoughts. Share Him with you and draw Him closer to me. So then the next time I’m having unrest, my feet will the fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.