So now I’ll lie down and sleep like a baby—then I’ll awake in safety, for you surround me with your glory. Even though ten thousand dark powers prowl around me, I won’t be afraid. Psalm 3:5-6 TPT
What are you going through that has you so afraid? When this Psalm was written, David was forced to flee from his own son, Absalom. His very existence was threatened by a son he had loved and cared for his entire life. Bone of his bone, flesh of his flesh had risen against him to take over his kingdom. An act of treason to be sure, but your own son?
How troubling this must have been for David. How do you sort through all of those emotions? Betrayal, hurt, unbelief, grief must have flooded his heart each time he thought about it. Like the time I tried to walk into shore just to have wave after wave knock me off my feet. It weakened me to the point that I almost drowned. That’s how I see David at this time.
It takes a special kind of relationship in spite of the torrent of feelings and emotions to proclaim, “I think I’ll lay down and sleep like a baby now! When I wake up, I’ll awake in safety, for You surround me with Your glory. I won’t be afraid!”
But Sandy, you don’t know what I’m going through! You don’t know the pain I feel or the uncertainty of my next step. You’re right, I don’t! I can only imagine how hard it is for you right now, but He knows. And like David, He wants you to experience the same kind of relationship and intimacy with Him. The same confidence that you can lay your head down tonight and sleep like a baby, knowing you’ll awake in safety because He’s with you. Let that knowledge be enough.
Hush Now! Sleep Well!