Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ezra 8:1-36; Daniel 9:1-27; Revelation 4:1-11

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Acts 12:6

David and Peter, found themselves suffering trials that might well have robbed them of sleep, yet they were able to “put their heads on the pillow,” and sink into slumber. David tells us why. He says, “thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety”. There are times when trials in our lives would drive sleep far from our eyes, however, if like David and Peter, we rest in the confidence, that even in adversity, God’s perfect plan is unfolding for our lives, we will rest securely under His watchful eye. —W. H. Burnett

Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
On Jesus’ bosom, nought but calm is found. —G. T. Caldbeck