Wednesday, October 22, 2014

While You Were Sleeping



Did you know that God works on your problems while you sleep?  

I was comforted by this thought when I glanced through a book my husband recently gifted me with entitled, Blessings for the Evening. It's a coffee table book of sorts, nothing real heavy. I didn't read from the beginning, instead choosing to open to a random spot in the book. I found this gem:

May you find a moment of peace and quiet tonight to thank God for all that is right in your world.
May you have the presence of mind to release your cares and worries to Him.
May you have the gritty faith to grab a firmer grip on His promises to you.
And may you wake up in the morning knowing that you've gained ground even in your sleeping hours because God is always moving on your behalf.
As you entrust your whole self to Him today, He'll get you to where you need to go tomorrow.
He is faithful.

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."Hebrews 10:23


Sinking down into the tub a few minutes later and pondering these words, I realized that when I would go to sleep in a bit, God would still be up all night, working hard on my behalf. 

His Word says: "He holds victory in store for the upright..." ~ Proverbs 2:7

God doesn't work everything out automatically for everyone. Breakthrough is conditional.

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Are you living upright? Pure-hearted? With integrity?

Sleep well, my friend...sleep well.

 

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