I will lie down and sleep peacefully,
for you, Lord, make me safe and secure
(Psalm 4:8; NET).
1. I sleep in your presence,
Absorbing your love,
Soothed by your peace, Lord,
And safe in your arms.
2. I wake in your presence,
Suffused by your light,
Hearing your voice, Lord,
And learning your truth.
3. I rise in your presence,
Accepting each loss,
And, trusting your strength, Lord,
I take up my cross.
If any of you wants to be my follower,
you must turn from your selfish ways,
take up your cross daily, and follow me
(Luke 9:23; NLT).
1. God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).
He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).
I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign Lord (Ezekiel 34:15; NLT).
The everlasting Gods is a refuge, and underneath you are his eternal arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NET).
2. When I wake up, you are still with me! (Psalm 139:18; NLT).
God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).
God speaks time and again, but a person may not notice it (Job 33:14; CSB).
The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).
Mary sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught (Luke 10:39; NLT).
3. Rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you (Acts 26:16; NKJV).
Should we accept only good things from the hand of God, and never anything bad? (Job 2:10; NLT).
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21; CSB).
Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you (Isaiah 30:20; NLT).
The Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength (Isaiah 26:4; KJV).
The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy (Psalm 28:7; NLT).
In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall (Psalm 18:29; NLT).