Sleep won’t come tonight, so I went back and read some of my earlier posts labeled “peace”, many of which I wrote when I couldn’t sleep. One, that I wrote back in May, seemed fitting. I needed to remember other times when I needed to remember… .
Maybe after remembering, sleep will finally come. Maybe after being reminded, peace will return…
“I should be asleep. I’ve been awake since 5 a.m.. There are so many things on my mind. I’m just asking God to cover me in His grace and mercy tonight. I know it’s all I need, although my mind tells me I need to figure everything out by myself. I know I need to spend less time thinking and more time waiting. ‘Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord. We will wait upon the Lord – You are the Everlasting God. You do not faint, You won’t grow weary. You’re the defender of the weak, You comfort those in need. You lift us up on wings like eagles.’ I’d love to soar on wings like eagles, but right now I just need to be quiet and wait. Rest is not easy for a restless mind, so I’m going to be still for a while and know ‘our God, You reign forever, our Hope, our Strong Deliverer.’
‘I will lie down in peace and sleep for You, oh Lord, will keep me safe.’ I can sleep because my God never slumbers.
As a child, I memorized many Psalms, and although I rarely remember the exact reference or wording, God is always faithful to bring what I need to my rememberence – no more, no less.
I think it’s Psalm 121 that says something like: ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills – From whence cometh my help? – My help cometh from the Lord. – The Lord watches over [me] – the sun shall not smite [me] by day nor the moon by night – He who watches [me] does not slumber – He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.’
Now I will lie down in peace and sleep for ‘joy comes in the morning…’ Selah!“
I will lie down in peace.