Psalm 4

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

Trying circumstances often are the biggest inhibitors of experiencing a life of liberty in Christ. It is easy to get distracted from God’s promises of love and hope through His unfailing grace when under the same roof you live with a troubled teen or an unbelieving spouse. Or perhaps you quietly battle depression, poor health, or even oppression at work.

If you are facing a seemingly overwhelming difficulty, rely on what you know to be true. It was through unconditional love for us that God sacrificed His only Son while we were yet sinners. We never warranted His mere glimpse, much less the death of Jesus. Such love and forgiveness, immeasurable the moment you accepted Christ, remain every bit as vast now.

The love of God does not depend on your circumstances, your health, or your ability to feel His love. Try heightening your trust in God instead of heightening your anxiety, and “by faith” stand in God’s grace. Accentuate God’s many blessings and constantly remember Him.

You can enjoy the peace of God when you walk in His Spirit, obey Him, absorb His Word, and trust His grace. You, too, can reach the point at which you exult in your tribulations to bring perseverance, to bring proven character, to bring hope eternal.

Thank You, Father, for Your love and kindness toward me today. I praise You.

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