I know you didn't know my dear husband was out of town. I decided not to post such information. I get scared enough as it is, I sure didn't want to advertise the information.
Yes, you read correctly, I get scared. Before we had children, and well, even after Samuel was born, I would stay with a friend of mine when Stephen was gone overnight. When we moved from that town I didn't have anyone to stay with, so I would just sit up and watch tv all night. Fear kept me awake.
Isn't that silly? Well, it didn't seem so at the time, but when I look back on it now it seems silly. That is until I have to be without a manly-man in the house. I'm telling you what, I hear every noise, sound, creak, croak. It's awful.
Sunday night (the first night) while I was lying AWAKE in my bed I was praying and telling God that I knew He didn't want me to be fearful and that I knew there were many verses in the Bible that told of His being with me at nighttime. I just couldn't think of any. I couldn't recall any verse!! Do you know why? Yes, you guessed it, because I had not ever chosen to memorize any. So, I am now memorizing 3 verses. My favorite being Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone, O Lord make me dwell in safety.
My man will be leaving in just a couple of weeks for another trip and I plan to have these verses memorized and ready to face the night with me!
Isn't it wonderful that we don't have to face those scary nights alone. I'm so glad to have a God that is my Protector.