Psalm 4:8: I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.
The psalmist here is very assured of the protection of God over him. He expresses so much serenity and calmness amidst the many difficulties that he was faced with. People who do not know God and have all what they want in life will seldom go to bed in peace. Some battle with overwhelming thoughts of anxiety, fear, worry, sickness, challenges, and the like that they will find it so difficult to go to sleep easily. Some toss and turn on their beds until early morning worrying about worries and pressures in life that so easily beset them.
A person who knows God and trusts in Him will settle down for the night in peace and sleep also because it is the Lord who will make them live in safety. Notice here that the psalmist acknowledges that it is God who will make him dwell in safety. He had enemies and trouble makers all around him, yet in spite of all of that, he does two things. One is laying down in peace and the second one is sleeping. How can a man who was surrounded by enemies say that? Well, the psalmist declared his faith in God.
Are you facing a similar situation where you are surrounded by things that you think you cannot handle? Are you searching for peace and some serenity? There is only one place where you will find what you lack. Jesus is the Giver of eternal peace in the midst of pain and confusion. Your life may be in a roller-coaster kind of situation now, but if you trust God with all your heart, He will make you dwell in safety.