This psalm was written with confidence in God’s character. David knew God would help him because God had helped him so many times in the past. This confidence gave David the kind of assurance in God that allowed him to fall fast asleep even though his enemies continued to pursue him.
I have had seasons in my life where I battled with restful sleep. When I was a single mom I had a hard time shutting my mind down at the end of the day. There was always something that was left undone, kids to care for, schedules to remember, strange noises to wonder about and an aching loneliness to contend with. Reading the bible at night always helped me, and sometimes, it would put me right to sleep. I would be so grateful in the morning, when I woke rested and saw my bible laying beside me. I could lie down and sleep soundly, knowing the Lord would keep me safe.
See you tomorrow for Psalm 5