Tag Archive: Sleep


Scripture

Proverbs 3:24 (NIV)

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

Observation

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,
blink,
blink,
blink.
Sweet sleep,
mine-
forevermore.

Do Not Disturb

Rules
for
waking:
No loud
noises.
No soft,
chittering
nor
scurrying,
filling,
the head.
No aches,
nor pains,
in the,
bed.
Brisky breezes,
bring
colds
and sneezes.
Let thoughts,
be few,
woes
waning.
Greeting
the day,
with
heaven
sense.