It is easy to not sleep well when we are experiencing difficulties. Those are the times we lie in bed staring at the ceiling as millions of anxious thoughts race across our minds. We picture numerous circumstances as we long for a solution to our immediate present troubles. As a result, we become tired and our perspective and patience slowly retreats away. We long for the peaceful sleep known to toddlers.
The good news is that we can sleep because God is always awake. The Psalmist offered an important solution to those who long for sleep in the midst of anxious times. Psalm 121:3b-4, says that God never sleeps, slumbers, or naps. God is awake when we are asleep. When we find ourselves in the middle of difficult circumstances, we should leave the anxiousness that is in our heart unto God when we go to bed because He will be awake all night anyway! We must learn to trust the Lord in the brightest day and in the darkest night.
Only then will we be able to say along with David, “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord make me dwell in safety” NIV (Psalm 4:8) .
Dear Lord Jesus, you are great helper and the one who protects over us day and night. We need your help and protections in our lives. Amen