You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the season that their grain and wine increased. I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
The gladness, peace and safety that come from God far surpass any physical happiness and security we can feel. Full barns or fat paychecks or any kind of physical abundance can’t compare with the inner joy and peace of mind that God gives.
For a study of the cause of peace, see “Fruit of the Spirit: Peace.”