Psalm 4:8 - In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Darkness surrounds me, as daylight slips over the mountains. I begin my nighttime routine and soon find it time to go to sleep. It’s been a long day, so I welcome rest. But then, I hear my neighbor’s dog start to bark. The noise becomes louder and louder as I wish my neighbor would bring in his dog so it would stop barking. Then I hear the sound of a siren as a fire truck speeds past my apartment to answer a call for help. A few moments later another siren follows the first as an ambulance rushes in the same direction. But can I really be angry about the noise when someone may be in desperate need of help? No. So I say a quick prayer and lay down once more. God grants us peace when we get woken up to loud noises. He can cover your ears with his hands and help you sleep.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.