Psalm 4:8 “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
[In you ONLY, Lord, is security! There is no true safety anywhere else! Nor in anyone else! Everything is shifting, sliding, unstable. In contrast, You are the True God, stable, solid., sure. You are the Only Creator, the One and Only Savior.
There is no one like you, no one else who is fully Holy, completely Good, eternally Existent, entirely Self-sufficient. There is no one else who is perfectly balanced, who brings together paradoxical characteristics in perfect harmony: Love and Justice, Grace and Truth, Mercy and Judgment, Patience and Wrath, Hatred for sin and Love for sinners.
You, Lord Jesus, are our great Shepherd, our patient Brother, our majestic King, our powerful Savior, our wise Leader, our great Navigator, our ever-present Guide, our loving Rebuker, our eternal Priest.
With you we can dwell in certainty, knowing we are fully forgiven, absolutely accepted, warmly welcomed into your Kingdom of power and praise. We can sleep in peace, we can rest in security, we can dwell in joy, we can interact in love—all because you watch over us.
Therefore, I bow before you in wonder, praising you with all my heart, all my strength, all my mind, all my soul, for you are worthy of this and much more. You are the perfect, shining, beautiful, good, wonderful God who has made yourself my Citadel, my Refuge, my Shepherd, my King.
To you be glory and honor today as I focus the spotlight of praise on you so that others may turn to you and enter the light of your presence! May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be continually pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my mighty Rock and my Refuge (Psa. 19:14).]