Favorite Verse and Why

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On this thread we are listing our Favorite Verses and Why they are so significant to us. Please no wandering off topic.

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"In Peace I Will Both Lie Down And Sleep"

"In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety" (Psalm 4:8, ESV).

When I could not sleep at once, or would wake up in the middle of the night, my thought would go to that verse and also to Psalm 3:5, "I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me."

There is peace as I "lie down and sleep," not only because God would "make me dwell in safety," but the previous verse declared: "You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound" (Ps. 4:7). The great joy that God gave created also peace in me as I sleep. And joy blossomed from the Word of God (Ps. 1:2-3; 119:111; John 15:11; 17:13).

"Yet I will
rejoice in the LORD,
I will take joy
in the God of my salvation"
(Habakkuk 3:18, ESV).