“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” ~Psalm 4:8
“I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.” ~Psalm 3:5
I had to take a second to write this post because I am SO thankful to God for allowing me to sleep each night without the aid of a sleep inducing agent.
For the last six years I have been unable to sleep without taking some form of an OTC sleeping pill. I was troubled, anxiety ridden, and loaded down with burdens. In 2008 I even received a prescription for Ambien which was such a freaky experience, I only used it once.
But a couple of weeks ago I had a talk with the Lord. I was telling Him how I missed being able to go to sleep each night on my own. I asked Him to make this possible for me again. I was so tired of having to use something and I also believed that the after effects was causing daily grogginess. Remember, this stuff had built up in my system for six years.
The Lord knows that rest is important for our physical and mental well being as the Bible records “It is vain of you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2 Sure enough, God answered my prayer because since then, I have been able to fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow!
Sometimes God’s grace, goodness, and mercy leave me astounded. This may be small potatoes to some folks reading this, but to me, it is a mountainous move. Hallelujah!
Won’t He do it?!