” I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” (Verses from Psalm 4)
David would encourage himself in the Lord in times of trouble.
One way for us to do that is to have scripture implanted in our hearts and minds. This only comes from memorization, meditation and action. To know the Lord we must know His Word and walk in it.
Then you can lay down in peace and sleep, knowing the Lord is keeping you safe.
“But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.”
Are you set apart, godly? Does the Lord hear your call? Do your prayers reach the highest heavens? Do you listen and wait for His answer? Do you accept the judgements, answers to your calls?
“Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.”
Is the joy of the Lord a growing fruit in your life?
Gladness isn’t about a smile on your face or a bounce in your step. It is a place of Faith, (to do His will). Wisdom, (to understand His will). Knowledge, (to know how to do His will).
Gladness, (is ours in His service).