The Blessing of Sleep

So I had a very long day yesterday – like this verse from the book of Psalms warns against – I rose up early, and retired late. Hear me: the day was fantastic, chock full of wonderful blessings that the Lord has been orchestrating on my behalf. However, at the end of it, I was simply plumb tuckered out.

I had every intention of posting to the blog, and kind of half-thought I had done so, but when I woke up this morning I realized that I had not. Rather than getting all up in arms about it, I thought I would simply share a verse that was on my heart this morning, and publish my post much earlier in the day than I normally do:

So, as you’ve noticed, there will be a gap of one day in my usual Daily Thankful posts. However, I’m good with that, because the Lord clearly had me to rest. The sleep was sweet, indeed.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for giving me a wonderful night of sleep after such a busy day yesterday. Thanks also for bringing this verse from Psalm 127 to my mind as I awoke this morning; it’s a good reminder that from Your perspective, my priority should be taking care of myself and resting, and You enabled me to do just that.

Skipping a day every now and again is not necessarily a bad thing! Thanks for soothing my perfectionistic tendencies – equipped with the sweet rest that You gave me last night, I’m able to tackle the day ahead of me, without concern that I have failed in some way with this blog. In Your name I pray, Amen.

PS – If you find that you’re feeling anxious and have not experienced much peace about things lately, I invite you to put your name in this verse. Allow me to provide an example:

It is vain for Daily to rise early, to retire late, to eat the bread of anxious laborers, for God gives blessings to me, His beloved, even while I sleep.

Have a great day! Blessings to you all.

9 thoughts on “The Blessing of Sleep

    1. He does, but He will also slow us down a little bit so that we will rest. Today, I planned to do some stuff this morning, but I woke up and realized that I simply need to rest. So I simply stayed home.

      I am a big believer in “sanctified sleep”. 😉 Sometimes, the best thing that we can do for ourselves is to take a nap!

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