“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.”
Proverbs 3:24-26 NLT
All enjoy sleeping! Especially when we can do it without interruption, a good rest renews our being! But what can disrupt our sleep?
Solomon identified fear as a cause for not sleeping sweetly daily, he mentions at least three reasons why we could have fear and affect our rest:
- Fear of sudden disaster. Pessimistic people suffer much it, people who have put their trust in their possessions, fear only with the thought of losing everything that they have; living in a constant and overwhelming anxiety.
- Fear of the ruin that overtakes the wicked. “Who owes nothing, nothing fear” goes a popular proverb, but many are overwhelmed by guilt, his actions, words or thoughts to the detriment of those around them, not leave them alone, they know that sooner or later they can pay with their destruction, the evil they have done.
- Fear of being snared. Who knows are not walking in good ways; feel that every step that they take is liable to fall into a trap. They know that many will lurk them and are just waiting for the right time to drop their life and break them.
But Solomon also tells that, if we put our trust in the Lord, we can sleep sweetly, without fear of anything or anyone.
© David García Licona – December 2013