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Only the LORD Can Promise Safety

"I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:8)

Devon woke up with a start and sat up straight in his bed. His room was pitch black. In his mind, he could still see the dark forest and the mean-looking dogs that had been chasing him in his nightmare. He looked across the room toward the window. Were they out there, outside in the back yard? What if there really were mean, wild dogs out there waiting for him under his bedroom window?

He thought about calling for his mom to come in and sit with him. Or maybe he could catch Grandpa in the kitchen again, munching on a midnight snack. Maybe Grandpa would make him a jam sandwich and tell him stories about the Navy. Devon looked at the crack under the door. It was dark in the hallway, and he really did not want to go out there by himself. Deep down, Devon also knew that Mom needed to get up early for work in the morning. It would probably be better not to bother her. He lay back down and glanced toward the window again. Was that a twig snapping outside? Was something moving around in the bushes out there? Oh! What could he do?

Then Devon remembered that his Sunday school teacher had talked about different kinds of fear. Mr. Rooks was tall and had huge muscles, but even he admitted that sometimes he felt afraid of things. He shared with them a verse, something about trusting in God in the times he was afraid. It was hard for Devon to imagine someone as big and strong as Mr. Rooks being afraid of anything! But if Mr. Rooks found comfort and courage in trusting God, Devon thought, surely he could, too.

A light came on in the hallway, just then, and Devon could hear Grandpa's heavy footsteps on the stairwell. "Hmm. I think maybe I'll just talk to God about this nightmare tonight," he said to himself. And so he did.

Has your mind ever been so busy with worries and heavy thoughts that you cannot get to sleep at night? Have you ever been so afraid that you do not know what to do? Have you ever wondered if any fellow human being could really help you not be afraid? Devon had that problem, and you probably have felt that way, too. The Bible teaches that we can go to God when we are fearful. In fact, it teaches us that God is really the only One Who truly can help us deal with fear.

Psalm 4:8 says that the LORD is the only One Who can give true safety and protection. The LORD is the only all-powerful, all-knowing Being – and He loves His children! More than anyone else you know, God is worthy of your trust when you feel frightened. Talk to Him about your fears. Trust Him for comfort and courage.

God is the greatest Protector, worthy of trust when we feel afraid.

My Response:
» Are there things that I am always feeling afraid about?
» Do I go to God for comfort and courage, or do I trust in myself and other humans?
» How can I show that I believe God is a great Protector?

Truth In Real Life

Description of God

A Faithful Witness Between Us
Jeremiah 42:5 "Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us."


Question & Answer

QAre there any Israelites who are born again?

AYes, there are! Romans 11:5 – Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.


BIG Christian Word

Regeneration - (ree-gen-er-a-shun)

Regeneration is a work of God which gives us a new spiritual life. Another term could be "being born again." God has given man a choice to choose a spiritual life. (John 12:13) "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."