In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. –Psalm 127:2
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. -Psalm 4:8
In my field of work, I have done a lot of traveling and long hours. I even traveled back and forth every day for three months out of the state. I was energetic, determined, and ready to earn the money I needed and wanted to help take care of myself and my responsibilities now and for the future.
I appreciated when I’d get the specific hours and days or nights that I was looking for although sometimes I had to take hours that were too early in the morning depending on the job and my position. Sometimes I’d even stay up for two or three nights in a row doing overnight shifts.
I did a lot of running around, put in a lot of hard work, endured a lot of tests, underwent adversary with certain undesirables, but I survived and remained unaffected by attempts to discourage me or to bring me down by others who were twisted and makers of trouble. I stood strong and prevailed throughout it all.
I was told once that I should have gave myself a pat on the back for the things that I had gone through in life, however, in reality God is the one who gives us that super strength to overcome and conquer. I’ve always been a strong person yet God built that strength in the accounts of my particular life circumstances from childhood on up. So, by the time I was partially spiritually trained I had become a fierce warrior without even realizing it.
I’ve made good money during my occupations and have enjoyed benefitting from my labor, nevertheless, I’m at a time in my life where I just wish I could retire. I’m tired. Mentally, I’ve always been older than my actual years but I’m tired, period. I can’t just stop working right now and I’m lucky to get work when I can because I do still have to support myself.
I found comfort within the Lord with this issue as he lets me know that It is alright for me to take time out for myself to rest. Rest from taking care of others and from not becoming overly concerned about future finances as I tend to think ahead of time.
I never take God for granted but I have to remember that he is the one in control-not the world. He is above and beyond anyone and anything and I don’t have to worry too much about my needs because as always-he will provide.
So, I get that extra sleep that I need. I take it easy, making sure that I eat well, and just breath and continue to heal from traumas. Most of all, I have the Lord in my life steering my path and carrying my load.
It feels good to let God take over everything. I want him to prepare my routes and show me in which lane to go down and what corners to turn as I know I’m in the best of hands. I’m not even living this life right now I am letting the Lord live in me.
I have a hunger for God, I really enjoy reading my bible and soaking myself up completely with him.
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. -Mark 6:31-32
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.-Isaiah 26:3
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” -Exodus 33:14