Monday, March 5, 2012

When I can't sleep

Growing Home


This past weekend I had the flu. In fact, all but two of us struggled with fever, aches, and pains. The younger ones dealt with throwing up (is their a politer word?). My husband bless his heart, after a very sleepless work week had to taking care of us all.

Both nights with a high fever and nursing brought me to my knees. Or at least in my head! I was recalling every verse possibly I knew.. asking God to heal and spare our family.

I can't be quoted on this, but I remember reading Ruth Bell Graham when having a restless night would go through the alphabet reciting the characteristics of God for each letter.

It has been a "go to" for me whenever I am struggling with sleep. Guaranteed I NEVER make it to the letter Z. :)

In my head it would sound a little like this..

Almighty God
Beloved
Comforter
Deliverer
Everlasting
Faithful
...
ect
:)

Maybe this would be helpful for you?

"for He gives to his beloved sleep" Psalm 127:2







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