Tuesday, January 17, 2012

sleepless. in. seattle.

sleep can be a luxury when you're undergoing  stress.

i'm thankful i've slept  well the last few nights.
with my health issues, i don't always sleep well,
so this was an unexpected gift.

last night i fell asleep and was sleeping well.

at 3am i was wide awake,
but i wasn't worried or stressed.

i woke up in the presence of the Lord.
i lay in bed, feeling His love and began to pray
quietly and audibly.

i kept crying out in worship
"My Lord and My God"
and thanking Him for the privilege of coming into His presence
because of the precious blood of Jesus.

i could boldly approach the throne of grace
only because of Jesus.

and when i couldn't pray for a few minutes,
i knew my Savior was interceding with sighs too deep for words.

but the best part of waking up with the Lord,
is knowing that when I fell asleep again,
the Lord wouldn't.

Psalm 121:3-4
He Who keeps you will not slumber,
Behold, He that keeps Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.

He would still be awake. 
He would still be on the throne.
and, His Son would still be interceding for
the cries of my heart.

next time you wake up during the middle of the night,
don't stress about your lack of sleep.

and enjoy
the Lord's presence


  1. I read somewhere to not count sheep but talk to the Shepard. I liked that saying. Hope you have a great day.

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this experience.


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