Divine Insomnia

Psalm 121:1-4 “A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.” NASB

Ever have one of those nights where you just can’t sleep? Maybe too much coffee, or too much excitement, or maybe too many worries. Really, there are a million and one reasons for insomnia. (Ok, maybe that’s stretching it just a tad bit, but you know what I mean.)

I’ve had those nights. Times where I lie in bed and wonder what’s going on, what will happen next, and how this crazy ride will work out. What is around the next bend? Sometimes, that’s exciting. Other times, I think I’d rather know beforehand, thank you very much. (Funny how life doesn’t tend to cater to our preferences about these things. But I digress.)

In the bible, it seems almost as if God has some form of insomnia too. (Ok, at least this tiny little portion seems to say that-you should really read the whole thing though. Amazing book, trust me!) But He isn’t kept up at night worrying about whether or not He can keep the galaxies going, or if the earth will somehow twirl off of its axis.

I’m not gonna lie. There’s plenty of stuff to worry about in the world. I know I simply state the obvious here. (I’m very good at that, by the way.) I’ll let you make your own customized list of things you tend to worry about. I have my own, and I think most others do too. But when you get down to the bottom of things, we don’t need to worry.

We have a Helper.

And He’s not part-time hired help.

“From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth…He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.”

God is always watching out for us, and this is a comfort to me. I hope it is a comfort to you too.

Sweet dreams.

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