Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sleep Is God's Gift

In review of Psalm 127:2b it says, “God gives rest to his loved ones.”

Bottom Line:
It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late. For the Lord provides for those he loves, while they are asleep

What this means to me:
It is no use for me to get up early and to go to bed late, just to work for a living.  God promises to take care of and give rest to me, because I am one of his own.  The second half of this verse says, “God gives rest to his loved ones” (Psalm 127:2b NLT).  When I sleep, my heavenly Father promises to watch over me in love. Sleep is God’s gift; to accept that gift is an act of trust. He restores my body and energy through sleep.  One of the hidden triggers to overeating is lack of rest. When overtired, its natural to try and boost our energy with caffeine or sugar or carbs, which will ultimately leaves me more tired than before. Trusting God enough to sleep will build my faith. It requires trust, because I can tend to overload my schedule and think that I won’t have time to get the proper amount of sleep.  Jesus relaxed, and he never felt guilty about it. Even God took a day off after Creation. Who am I to think that I’m too busy to get the proper rest.  Matthew 11:28-29 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” As I start to get back on my feet again after my illness, it’s important that I don’t overwhelm myself with work and school.  I need to make sure that I’m getting the proper rest that is needed.