But You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head. I cry aloud to the Lord and He answers me from His holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me. Psalm 3:3-5
I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.
Have you ever been troubled but couldn't put your finger on the why? Ever had so many thoughts, desires and ideas racing through your mind about what you have to do the next day or few days that you could not rest at the end of the day? Are there others who have been consumed by the complexities of their not easily solved/resolved issues while waiting for time to catch up with God's declaration spoken over them? Has a storm ever lasted longer than two days in your life? In other words your NOW isn't matching your WILL BE and your imagination is working overtime, sometimes agreeing with the foolish speak of the enemy.
That is precisely why I am glad that God knows my goings and comings and every step I will take. That means God's not only knows the way that I will take but every obstacle along the path. He is fully aware of every danger and every demonic force that seeks to thwart His plan and every distraction that I fall prey to, unknowingly or willingly entertain.
Sometimes the distractions of life can leave us with a heaviness and weariness that causes us to lower the shield of faith and forget to wield the sword. We then are vulnerable to the snare of the enemy. We begin to franticly ponder, declare and change over and over in our minds what God has said, may not have said, could have done, should have done, is doing or should be doing until we are throughly confused and exhausted. If that is not enough we will then fall prey to doubt and unbelief because our focus becomes or fear, pain or confusion and then our confession. What follows next? Depression. After all that now I really can't recall what God said. I thank God that He lifts up our bowed heads as He surrounds us and gives us peace in the midst of every storm, IF we would just let Him.
I've learned that in these times it is better not to speak unless I am using my sword (Eph 6, of course covered in the full armor). Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers us from them all . We are safest in Him. He surrounds us. He gives peace and sweet rest and lets us go to sleep. Go sit with Him and let Him quiet those thoughts. SHHHHHHH....
When I stopped listening to the sound of my voice I heard His.