17 – Peaceful Sleep

Jeana was a busy mother of three. She worked two jobs to make ends meet. Luckily, she was living in subsidized housing, which freed up some cash she used for her kids.

Jeana had recently been arguing with her neighbor Abram. Neither of them could remember the source of their enmity. One day, Jeana was carrying her groceries and said something mean to Abram. He became angry and said to her, “I’m going to kill you, Jeana, and your kids too.”

Jeana was terrified. She immediately called subsidized housing and told them what had happened. They said they would move her, but it would take some time. That night, Jeana couldn’t sleep a wink. She kept checking on her kids, who were also scared.

The next day, Jeana decided to move her family to an extended stay hotel until they could be moved to a new location. Her eldest son had to start working in order to help pay for the hotel.

It took a few weeks, but eventually Jeana and her family were moved to a new apartment in a much nicer neighborhood. Jeana was so relieved to be safe and secure. She could finally sleep soundly at night, knowing that her children were safe.

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 4:8

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