“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8, ESV)
Christians should be the most well rested people in the world. According to this passage when we lay down at night, we should be able to rest and to have peace trusting in God and knowing we are in His tender care.
However, what should be and what is are as far apart as the east is from the west. Ponder that east from the west phrase used in scripture. Start travelling west and pause every 5000 miles and check how much further you must travel to reach the east? Instead of us being the most rested, we are usually the most troubled. Because on one hand we know what God says but on the other we see the reality of sin and evil in the world.
Why are our souls troubled? Believers are caught up in the world to the point that we have lost the peace, rest, and security of our faith. It has to do with the voices in our life. When the voices of life are louder than the voice of God then we yield to the wrong voices. Having trouble with insomnia, anxiety, or restlessness. Silence all the noise of the world and give your ears to hearing God’s voice from scripture, the Bible.