As I turned to lie on my right side for the third time, I reminded myself that worry and fear had no power over me. And with this reminder, a prayer was sent:
Lord, I have no idea where my peace went, but I long for Your peace to rock me to sleep. Grant me a more restful night than seems physically possible, with a well-rested heart and mind too. Even though my worries and fears are screaming in my ears, I surrender it all to You.
Though there was leftover uneasiness as I ended my prayer, to sleep the Lord sent me. I awoke the next morning a little drowsy, but thankful to have slept at all. Then, as I rose from my bed, I dreadfully remembered how I’d forgotten something important from the day before. Instead of dwelling on it, however, I exhaled, and peacefully assured myself that I’d done the best I could, and was determined that today would be good so long as I firmly planted myself in God and His goodness.
Honestly, I’ve been concerned that I haven’t been sleeping all that well this week. But in the grand scheme of things, I am grateful to have any sort of rest or break. For there are some who lie awake at night, unable to get to sleep, kept up by nightmares that are their reality, so I cannot lie awake in bed, and be upset that six hours of sleep is all I get due to worries, fears, and some regrets.
I may not know what the rest of the week holds, but I know that He holds me in His hands.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” – Psalm 56:3-4
“The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.” – Proverbs 29:25
💙 Mishy 🦋