The aspect of my walk with God as I have grown throughout the years that I have appreciated perhaps the most is knowing He is a loving and warm God of comfort. A true Father. Oh how David's words ring true in this Psalm to how I feel each night, knowing I can sleep in peace without burden in my heart because God has made me safe. I can't describe the childlike, most precious feeling I have. What a gift to dwell in His safety.
The end of our day each night can be stressful because we are thinking of things we have to do later, things we didn't get done today, burdens and worries, stresses, health problems, parts of our current situations we wish would go away. I have that feeling too. But then I crawl into bed and talk to my Lord and everything changes. Sometimes He puts me so at peace that my worry fades away so much that I fall asleep during my prayer and wake up the next morning to realize I never finished! No matter what it involves, feeling God's peace over you is the best feeling ever. There have been nights where I was so overwhelmed or had a feeling of sadness about something, but remembering this changed that in seconds.
Know that it doesn't matter what you are going through because God knows your heart more than anyone, and he can soothe it better than anyone. God wants us to dwell in his safety, not stay awake worrying and feeling anxious. How wonderful to sleep as gently and peacefully as that sweet dog in the painting (which I love, by the way)! My heart is so overjoyed at the beauty of this verse.
Happy first weekend of May to y'all!
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Faithful Fridays is a link up over on my friend Joy's blog, Doodlebug. You can visit her and be inspired by her posts, here.