#slowitdownSunday / he grants sleep to those he loves

the daily Starr slow it down Sunday

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 NIV

Well, if I ever needed an excuse to sleep in…

THIS IS IT, PEOPLE!

Oh, and that darn part about staying up late. Why did THAT part have to be included??

Here’s the thing – God desires for us to rest.

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. – Proverbs 3:24

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. – Psalm 4:8

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Sleep.

Our bodies need it. Our minds process better with it than without. Our emotions are more easily tamed when we are well rested. Amen and amen said any mom who has gone off on her kids way too many times because she’s running on too little sleep!

I would certainly know.

Believe me, this post is all about Starr preaching to Starr. I’m the poster child for not getting enough sleep these past few weeks and my body is paying for it now. My immune system is shot and I’m just flat out tired, y’all.

If you struggle with getting rest like me, let’s stop right now to #slowitdownSunday and ask God for help.

God, please grant me sleep.

Help me protect my much-needed rest. Help me put down my phone, quiet my mind, and fall into a sweet slumber in Your arms.

Show me the value each day in getting rest and open my eyes to Your ways for my life.

When I’m tempted to do too much and give up my sleep, convict me and cause me to pause and listen to Your voice.

Let my actions and habits each day reflect a child of God who is living on purpose for You and You alone.

Amen!

Now, go to bed and get some sleep people!

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One comment

  1. Good morning sunshine I love this and I have learned to do more rest more into the word of God. Not trying to do so much be so tired next day. Love every word every reminder that nope it does not all have to be done at one time lol. Leave the laundry till tom leave the movie till another day but always. Read the word let the word lead us guide us teach our children the same. Love y’all thanks for everything you do you and Brian missed y’all but you deserve it we had the best service yesterday your dad preached his heart out God is so good. I forgot to me a cd. Have a great day 😍😍😍😍😍

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