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Monday, October 29, 2018

In Peace

In Peace

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
—Psalm 4:8 NLT

Everything rages without, but I have peace within. Life is a whirlwind, and, thankfully, it is beyond my control. My life is not mine to manage. It is yours. You, O Lord, hold me safely through circumstances that threaten. The gift you gave me, which at first brought joy, now is one that stretches me. Daily it calls for my surrender, and in my surrender, I find your strength and your hand guiding me. You protect my heart in each sudden change. You draw me close in moments which previously would have wounded. I am but clay in your hands. Nothing devours my peace. Nothing. I have chosen you, and in that choice, I am free. 

At night, you guard my mind and keep me safe from thoughts of the day. You are my pillow who cushions. You are my cover who protects. You are my comforter who reassures. You hold me, and I am at rest in you. In peace, I close my eyes at night and sleep. 

© 2018 Lynn Lacher

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