June 13th – Psalm 4:8

Psalm 4:8

Experts recommend getting 7-9 hours of sleep a day. Yet for many a good nights sleep is an elusive goal. So no wonder a reported 9 million Americans take prescription drugs to help them fall asleep. And 50 to 70 million people in America suffer from one or several sleep disorders. David had many reasons to lay awake at night in worry. Yet because of his faith in God to protect and see him through his troubles, Israel’s king slept like a baby. And look at Peter. Facing certain death in the morning, you’d think he would have spent the night pacing his cell. But instead he slept so soundly, the angel sent by God to rescue Peter had to strike him in his side to awaken him. We all can experience that kind of peace and deep, restorative sleep. If we do like David and Peter, and turn over all our cares to God. For He promises peace. A peace “which surpasses all understanding,” and one which “will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).