Scripture:

Psalm 4:8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Observation:

The psalmist expresses a sense of peace due to his trust in God. In the evening when he sleeps and lies defenseless he still feels safe because of the faithfulness of God.

Application:

It is one thing for me to trust God when everything seems to be in alignment, to trust God in my strength. It is another for me to trust in him in my weakness. The psalmist expresses a security in God even in the midst of vulnerability. I recognize that in the most vulnerable areas of my life I can still place my security in Christ. In my weakness, He is strong.

Prayer:

Father, help me remember that you are my security in both my strengths and my greatest vulnerabilities. Even when I am totally defenseless, you are my shelter and defense. May this give me rest and peace.