“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Psalm 127:2.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Ezra 3-4, Psalm 113,127 and Luke 9.
Today’s verse suggests that our sleep patterns are indicative of our relationship to God.
Think of the nights you tossed and turned and had trouble sleeping. Most likely there was an event before the sleep that had plenty to do with it.
If I am not sleeping well, it could well mean that I am trying to manage a problem(s) in my own strength and feel overmatched.
When I cannot sleep I like to go into what I call, “prayer time.” I will pray for everyone I can think of. Often this takes my mind off my concerns and I fall off to sleep.
We are told not to be anxious. Why? Because anxiety indicates that we are trusting God less than some other god of our own creation. Often that “other god” is our own strength.
God wants us to rest comfortably and we should be able to do it if we have put our complete trust in Him. This does not mean that we won’t have concerns, but it does mean that we realize that He knows best and we can relax (sleep) in that fact. What a God!
“Lord, You slept on a boat with a storm all around You. Your disciples were all out of sorts about the storm. You knew something they didn’t. God was in charge. He can be trusted to take care of us. My sleep patterns reveal my level of trust in You. Thank You for that insight today.”
Today’s insight: My sleep pattern indicates my trust in God. Rest accordingly!