Now I Lay Me Down

“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”  Psalm 4:8

During an ice storm, the power went out in the middle of the night and the crash of falling tree branches echoed loudly.  Yet, our oldest daughter slept through it.

Lord, thank You for being our dwelling place of peace and safety, even when our circumstances would seem otherwise.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

His Sleeping Place

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Oh what a sweet
dwelling place You make
for me to lie down
in peace and safety

to sleep within
the deep, deep trust
of Your Mighty hand
upon me.



  1. Oh Sis Deb–this is my new favorite!! Such a beautiful poem about sweet peaceful sleep in Jesus–yes! God bless you abundantly, and with His peace, as you walk through Wednesday, worshiping Him. love, sis Caddo

  2. very nice poem!

  3. What a picture of peace-a child sleeping through a storm knowing mom & dad are there. What a picture of God. Thanks for the morning thought Deb.

  4. I love the Psalms and I love your poem! Thank you for this post.


  5. When I was a little girl me and my sister would say our prayers and we always started it with now I lay me down to sleep…Many people go to sleep at night but they aren’t getting a good night rest because they aren’t resting in Jesus. When we rest in Him our sleep is perfect…nice to know He is our resting place..AMEN

  6. This is how I want to feel every time I lay down . . . at sweet, sweet peace resting in the Lord. Love the poem!

  7. What a sweet picture! Your poem gives “Sweet dreams” a whole new dimension. We could be in a jail cell with the apostle, Paul, and still have sweet dreams; because His hand would be upon us. I’m not in a hurry to test this out, though. 🙂

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  8. “…During an ice storm, the power went out in the middle of the night and the crash of falling tree branches echoed loudly…”

    I went to college just down the road from you in Champaign. So, I do remember the central Illinois ice storms. Yipes! You were like 5 years old at the time…get out of here!

    Great testimony and great poem.

  9. PS–That photo is SO Precious, Sis!! You can almost feel and smell the warm baby cheek!

  10. Peace . . . safety . . . what complete and absolute security we have in Christ! No matter the turmoil, He gives us HIS peace and we can rest secure in Him.

    What an amazing God!

  11. Just think, Sis, you are just like that baby to Him! Sweet and soft and lovely, as you dwell within His peace today! God bless you and give you and yours safety and peace! love you!

  12. God bless you, sweet flora, and thank you for being our eyes and heart in China!

  13. God bless you as You trust in Him and His care of you today! Like making it through the Hilly!

  14. Thank you for cheering me on, wonderful woman of the Word! God bless you and yours and keep you safe in His peace! love you!

  15. He’s the best pillow and place to lay our heads! 🙂 God bless you, dear Desiray , as you rest each night in Jesus, knowing He has you covered!

  16. Me too, Deborah! Just knowing He has us and we can relax and sleep . .what a blessing! God bless you and your sweet rest in Him!

  17. I am giggling at you not being in a hurry to test out the jail cell situation. 🙂 Let’s just practice at home at while! haha!
    God bless you, Wendy, and make your dreams sweet!

  18. It’s fun that you are familiar with the area and can relate to things that I share, Mr. Larry! 🙂 God bless you and give you that peace and safety only He can!

  19. That complete and absolute security that we have in Christ is so so precious. Just reading your comment, it hits me again at what an amazing God we have, who keeps us like only He can. God bless you , Angela . .love and prayers too.
    Is it okay to ask here, how Myles is doing? Thinking of you!

  20. beautiful, n i loved the photo to match the atmosphere!!!

  21. God bless you, Terry. Praying you get the sleep and peace you need for each day!

  22. Perfect – this is like a glass of warm milk and cookies for my soul – right at bed time – Thanks Deb.

  23. We had an ice storm that took out the power poles for miles — lost electrical for 3 weeks. Amazingly, we were still blessed with gas heat and candles. Thanking God for His awesome safety net!
    God Bless You!

  24. Oh your comment makes me smile! Just like our God, tucking us into His peace! God bless you , Ben!

  25. You know a few things about ice storms, Lady Dei! And His safety net!!! God bless you and your sweet family!

  26. A pure delight, words and image both – elegance in a ribbon-wrapped bow! 🙂 Lovely thoughts to drift off to sleep with…

  27. Praying for you a sweet sleep, Melody! God bless you and the peace He keeps you in!

  28. Deb

    It is such a blessing ot be able to lay our heads down on our pillows and know that He is taking care of us and all will work for His glory and our good. Thanks for a great reminder. Lord bless.

  29. God is just so good to us. Being able to lay down and sleep is one of those blessings I appreciate a lot these days! God bless you, Pastor Rob!

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