Psalm 4:6-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
6 There are many who say, “O that we might see some good!
Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!”
7 You have put gladness in my heart
more than when their grain and wine abound.
8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.
“O that we might see some good!” This really hits home right now. The world is in a precarious place. Terrorist killings, immigrants are seeking shelter, the financial world is uneasy, crime and shootings abound. Things are not any better than when the psalmist wrote. There is good new though. God is there and cares about us and the psalmist is sure of it. In spite of all the problems we can lie down and sleep knowing that all will be well.
God cares. Put your trust in God and “lie down in safety.”