Thursday, August 15, 2019

1 Samuel 23:1-24:22; Isaiah 62:1-63:14; Romans 6:15-7:6

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O
Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8, NKJV

A good night’s sleep is a gift from God. This verse is a good
encouragement for those nights when we struggle to rest. Years
ago our little daughter often had trouble falling asleep. I would
lie beside her, read this comforting verse, pray, and assure her the
Lord was caring and watching over her. She would soon drift off
to sleep. This old expression is still valuable, “Don’t count sheep,
talk to the Shepherd!”. “He gives His beloved sleep” (Ps. 127:2, NKJV).
—Jim Comte

Sorrow and care may meet, the tempest cloud may low’r,
The surge of sin may beat upon earth’s troubled shore;
God doth His own in safety keep; He giveth His beloved sleep.
—T. C. Tildesley