And the darkness, the need for sleep, the weariness…
They seem to make the worry even more…overwhelming and heavy.
I’m often worrying about my Mom…
Is she OK? Is she lonely? Has she fallen?
Maybe your worries are…
— When I wake up in the morning, I’ll still have cancer.
— Is my daughter at college making the right choices?
— It’s late, and my husband isn’t home yet.
— Bills are due, and there’s no money in the bank.
I’m learning to remember that God does not sleep.
He’s wide awake…
And He has everything under control.
My worry isn’t going to make any difference.
He doesn’t need my worry to protect, care for, heal, or support the focus of my worry.
He gives me promises to cling to
so my heart rate will decrease, my mind will slow down, and my muscles will relax.
I’m learning to wrap my worried body and lay my weary head on these words from The Almighty God…
“…he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
“O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy
in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.”
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
My dear Friend, God is with you in the darkest hours of your night.
And He is with your mom, daughter, husband, child, friend…
Ask Jesus to hold you.
Ask Jesus to hold your worry.
And then I pray for you…sleep.