As darkness covers the town like a blanket and neighbors begin to head off to bed, there is peace.
The dark of night can often bring unrest. It is during the night sickness escalates, sleep is interrupted by worry and things overall seem worse. Yet as I go to put my phone on the bedside stand I notice the Bible verse displayed. Proverbs 3:5-6 telling me to trust in the LORD with all my heart. This means trust God with everything and to lay it at His feet and leave it there. Too often we give our troubles to God and quickly take them back. That is trusting with only part of our heart if it is even trusting at all.
Psalm 139 explains why we should and can trust wholly in God. He knows everything about us. When we sit, what we think, how we feel. With Him we are never misunderstood. There is nowhere we can go that He is not there. For some this may be intimidating, yet who would want to be separated from a Friend who loves us so very much? There is no fear in love. Love drives out fear and fear has to do with punishment. Not to say we don't deserve to be punished, we most certainly do. Thankfully, our Father sees us through the death of His Son Jesus and finds us washed of our sin.
With Him we are always safe. Darkness is not dark to Him. In His loving care we can peacefully sleep and wake again to face a new day of grace. So, sleep in peace, dear child of God and wake with praise on your tongue that nowhere can you go during your day where God is not with you. (JH)