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Peace in the ditch


Psalm 4:8 Tonight I will sleep securely on a bed of peace because I trust You, You alone, O Eternal One, will keep me safe.

Life consists of a series of opportunities to fall into unexpected ditches - those dreadful holes of doubt, fear and need. 
You may be digging yourself out, you might be close to the edge or maybe you don’t believe you could ever fall into one. 
But falling into the ditch of the shadow of death and uncertainty is how we determine the state of our relationship with God. 
Are you able to sleep on a bed of peace when your world is stuck in a deep dreadful ditch whether it’s of your doing or not? 
Do you know the secret to making it out of the ditch unscathed?
Trust.
You must trust God.
Trust. 

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