Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him--Proverbs 30:5
I am a weak, frail, fragile human being--so are you. There will come into all of our lives those moments of time in which our hearts will be will deeply troubled causing our souls to cry out in anguish for deliverance. Mark chapter 4, the Lord gives to us a powerful example of his divine power when he rebuked the wind and raging sea bringing about a great calm (vs 39). Surely we understand that just as the Lord can still the fierce wind and raging water of a mighty ocean, he can calm the most raging storm that besets us in this life. Just as surely as the Lord had the divine power to calm that raging storm in Mark 4, he can deliver us from whatever adversity of this life that troubles our soul.
We do not serve a God who is powerless, we serve a God who is able. O that we all would have the faith of Shadrach, Meshach an Abednego (Daniel 3:17). As a faithful child of God, his presence is ours and even when our hearts are heavy with sorrow, grief and pain, when we grow tired and weary fighting the good fight of faith, we are safe in his arms knowing that he is our shield and defender.
Listen to the words of David from Psalms 4:8: "I can lie down and sleep soundly because you, LORD, will keep me safe". When we are actively engaged in doing the things that will make our calling and election (2 Peter 1:5-11; Matthew 6:33; 1 Corinthians 16:13-14). we can with calmness, quietness and peacefulness of soul pillow our heads in sleep each night knowing the Lord will keep us safe. By the same token when we awaken in the morning we rise from our beds rejoicing, and with thanksgiving thank God that we have been granted the privilege of seeing another sunrise (Psalms 3:5).
Recognizing how awesome and great our God is and that his all seeing eye will be watching over us will impart to us the measure of strength and courage to see us safely thru all the events of this life (Heb. 4:13-15).