Peace depends entirely on security, doesn’t it?
I can be at total rest in my bed and night, without a care in the world. But when I think I hear something on the other side of the house – peace is the last thing on my mind. Until I bravely walk out into the darkness of the family room to check on things (to verify that things are secure), I likely won’t get a wink of shut-eye.
People do all sorts of things to maintain a sense of security: I even know of a woman who used to sleep with a baseball bat in case of intruders!