Sleeping For Jesus

Sleep is important. I love sleep. However, last night I hurt my leg in my sleep (I’m that age now). Today I read through Bible verses about sleep. I knew the verses about not being lazy or sleeping too much, but had never really pondered the positive side of sleep found in the Bible. Tonight the following verses are my prayers. #Godhelpmyleg

Proverbs 3:24

If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Sleep is a time to let go of fear. Fear of what has past and what is to come. It is a moment of sweetness rooted in trust for God.

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Many people struggle with the silence of heading to bed. It’s important to know that peace (shalom) is not simply an absence of conflict. Shalom is “completeness.” Satisfaction for all that has been, all that is, and all that is to come. Do you sleep on the foundation that “God’s got you” no matter what you’re going through? Shalom sleep is deep restful sleep.

Psalm 3:5

I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.

Every morning you rise is a good morning. Currently I rise to crutches and a throbbing leg, but I rise. And with each day comes new joy. Joy that God sustained me and those I love for another day. It’s easy to miss the amazing miracle of God sustaining life when we zoom in on our problems and pain. Take a moment and look at the big picture when you rise after a shalom sleep!

#thinkaboutthat

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