Do You Suffer From Nighttime Awakeness?
by Janis Cox
I spent a few hours awake the other night between 3 and 5 am. At first I lay in bed and tried repeating the 23rd Psalm over and over; then the Lord’s Prayer. But no, my mind had gone into over-gear and I couldn’t relax. I kept thinking.
Finally I got up, did a few things, had a little something to eat, and then sat down to read my Bible, pray and meditate.
The final Scripture of the morning, before I returned to bed, said this:
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from him (Psalm 62:5).
I believe God wanted to speak to me. I needed to hear that. Another thing that I heard Him say:
Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen (Jesus Calling, June 10).
On hearing both those statements, I went back to bed and slept like a baby.
With all the thoughts, ideas, and plans swirling around my head, I get caught up in a whirlwind. I needed to STOP and know that God will tell me what is important if I ask Him.
Seek and ye shall find Him. Wow – yes seek Him.
Have sweet dreams everyone.
Have a great weekend.
- How Forgetful Am I? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- How Can I K.i.s.s. to Pray? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- Do I Live With a Lid on My Prayer Life? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.