We all have sleepless nights. Some more than others. When I have them, I usually wake up at the same stinking time every night, or should I say morning! 4:00 am to be exact! I get up at 5:00 am for goodness sakes! And don’t you just love waking up every hour on the hour. Good grief. What’s wrong with me!
I’m sure that I am not the only one who does this at night. It’s just so frustrating when I lie there knowing I have a full day at work ahead of me!
Oh…and let’s not forget Verdell our Brussels Griffon, scratching, snorting and snoring away, making his little hairy body indention on the memory foam! I love our Verdell, he was to be “my” dog but guess who he loves more?
I guess I’m a light female sleeper whose hormones are getting in the way of a good nights sleep! Don’t tell my husband, but occasionally I crack the window while the fan is oscillating on medium. (Sometimes in 30 degree weather-our secret ok?)
It looks as though David had some sleepless nights of his own.
“If I’m sleepless at midnight, I spend the hours in grateful reflection. Because you’ve always stood up for me.” Psalm 63:6-7 MSG
Can’t you see David tossing about trying to get some sleep. Since he couldn’t reach for a Tylenol PM, he starts reflecting on God’s goodness.
“Thank you God for watching over me and my sheep when I was a boy” – “Thank you for helping me face the giant that day, you were truly there with me when I stood before him with nothing but a slingshot and a few
stones” – “Thank you for protecting me from Saul” – “Thank you for Jonathan, you provided a best friend for me” – “Thank you for your forgiveness when I’ve messed up!”
David’s restless nights turned into thanksgiving and praise as he recounted God’s goodness to him.
In the movie “White Christmas” Bing Crosby sings a song toward the end that goes like this…”When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep, I fall asleep counting my blessings.”
Recounting God’s goodness to us and counting our blessings may just be the much needed rest we’ve been searching for.