How many nights we have been unable to sleep because of the "traffic" in our head? As one girl put it, "The minute I lie down, the craziest thoughts start spinning around. Some don't even make sense. Like at two this morning, I was awake worrying about who to invite to my birthday party three months from now! How can I stop this mind traffic and get a good night's sleep?
We desire that all the distracting traffic in our head be stopped, not just tonight, but every night. Have we ever seen a chicken sleep with its head tucked serenely under its wing? Imagine sleeping in a position like that...with our mind at peace, tucked safely under the protection of Christ's wings! God wants us to have that same unruffled serenity every time we lie down.
The Psalmist David had this in mind when he said, "the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings...You have been a shelter for me, And a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings" (Psalms 36:7, 61:3-4, NKJV).
Know every that this peace and shelter that David talks about is available to us... mentally, emotionally and spiritually as rest securely in the shelter of Christ's arms and release all cares, concerns and anxieties to Him. He will carry them for us, while we rest in peace.