Proverbs 3:24 (NIV)

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.


I should be able to tell when I’m relying on God and when I’m leaning on my own understanding. I can be busy all through the day until the moment when I lie down to rest my body. My mind, still teeming over the events of the day, keeps plodding on bringing up yesterday, hopes for tomorrow, and disappointments from today. I could have, I should have. I didn’t.

Regret lays heavy,
a wet cloth over my face.
Scattered thoughts whisper
the promises of God.
I reach out, grasping hands
holding the wind.
They are real, tangible-
they hold me up.
On butterfly wings
I float…
He is near, my broken heart
knitted together, wise words
filling the cracks, comprehension
dawns. I know Him,
rising from sullen earth.
Beatific beauty,
breathing life.
Stumbling steps, certain footing.
Lids lifting,
Sweet sleep,