Listen to this devotional:
Psalm 4:8 – I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (NIV)
Our two-storey log home does not have heat registers upstairs. We depend upon the heat from the main floor's woodstove to meander its way up the staircase.
Although this works well most of the time, during the year's coldest months, the upstairs bedrooms can become downright chilly. I do not appreciate this fact when I creep out of bed early in the morning; I do, however, love the sense of security and warmth I encounter as I snuggle into soft flannelette sheets topped by a cozy blanket when retiring at night.
Lying there cocooned against the winter's cold, I am reminded of the blanket of God's promises which cover His people when the chill of fear seeks to penetrate our hearts. Life is constantly in flux, but the Word of the Lord stands forever. People and things fail us, but the Word of the Lord is proven and perfect; it is as a blanket of protection around those who trust in Him, allowing them to lie down and sleep in peace, to dwell in safety.
Today, I do not know what chilly circumstances may blow into my life, but I do know that amidst it all, I can count on the protective blanket of God's promises to cloak me in His peace and see me through the night.
Prayer: Lord God, we thank You that although heaven and earth will pass away, Your words will by no means pass away. We bless You, O Lord, that Your Word is settled forever in heaven. We praise You that You are a shield to all who trust in You. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.