This past week has been emotionally exhausting as I have worked through a number of issues and situations that were unexpected. I was able to take yesterday off from work, thanks in part to great leadership. My hubby woke for work like usual and brought a cup of coffee to me. I set it next to the bed and decided I would drink it after I woke up a little more. I turned over and never heard him leave.

I woke again at 3:33 p.m.

I had slept for close to sixteen hours straight.

I have never been one to seek sleep and will often push myself past the point of exhaustion. Sleep is necessary, but only after you have something to show for your day. It is an unhealthy view, I realize, but a mental training that can be hard to break.

My Heavenly Father, is wise. Wiser than me, for sure. He knew I could not continue with the habits I had and remain healthy. So when I fell asleep He cared for me, watched over me and blessed me with the simple point of sleep.

Falling into a deep rest with him allowed me to restore the parts of my life and soul that needed it. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, enable me to live securely (Psalm 4:8).

It is this truth, Best Beloved, that we seek and follow our Heavenly Father, who loves us, knows what is best for us. He will give us exact what is needed, if only we would allow Him to do so.

Have all of my issues and concerns been resolved? No. Do I know Who holds me in the palm of His hand? Yes.

I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the LORD sustains me (Psalm 3:5).

He has. He does. He will.

All I have to do is give it to Him and sleep.

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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