Have you ever had those times when you were so consumed with worry you couldn’t sleep? Pressures and the challenges kept you staring at the ceiling most of the night? And the longer you stayed awake the more frustrated you became?
I have more than a few times. But see I was raised by a family of worriers. They perfected worrying to an art.
Yet really, there’s always something to worry about isn’t there?
I discovered a promise though that shocked me and helped calm those sleepless nights.
Solomon writes, “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
Wow! He says you can strive and worry if you want to. Or you can rest in God’s care and enjoy a good night sleep. It’s up to you, whatever floats your boat.
See God enjoys giving that gift to those he loves. No special formulas required. Simply when you come to the end of your abilities and say, “Ok God, I’m tired. It’s your turn now.”
Then, with that minuscule seed of faith, God works his miracle and you find peace again.
So have a good night sleep. Let’s talk further tomorrow.
*Psalm 127: 2 (NIV)