(This post was written for Facebook in August 2010) Of all the mornings(Levi got up at 5 and I had a 7am meeting)… I read a post from John Piper on Twitter that says to control our anger begin by getting 8 hours of sleep 3 nights in a row(tell that to my boys)! I have noticed that self-control in all areas of our lives can spin out of control when we are tired and not properly sleeping. I find that to be true in so many instances of my life…devotion, prayer, eating habits, sin. God designed us to be able to withstand a lot, but He created us to fall asleep, heal and grow, repair and restore through the night so we can be a benefit to His Kingdom come morning. So trust God as you sleep…He is caring for His children even while they slumber. Check out this Psalm and GET SOME REST!
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
(We are being reassured that God, who made it all, is there for us and helping us…that can be a huge stress reducer when we read and believe it)
He will not let your foot be moved;
He who a keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will a keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.