Resisting the force of sleep’s beckoning call has never been my strength. Repeatedly, I always claimed the title of being the first to fall asleep at slumber parties.
When my husband and I dated, he watched the ending of many movies alone. As much as I tried, my eyes just could not stay open. The phenomenon became a joke.
Socializing with friends in my twenties presented the same challenges. How can I walk out the door at the time I usually go to bed?
Fast forward to motherhood. I was blessed with three kids; two of whom awoke every two hours for feedings for the first six months. There are plenty of unknowns when one enters parenthood; chronic fatigue is one of them.
Being tired becomes the norm.
Pushing through it and embracing God’s purposes becomes challenging but not impossible. Because we are reminded that God fills the gap in our weakness.
God sees us.
God sees us because we are never out of sight. No closed eyes.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:3-4
Throughout history, the children of God have needed assurance that we have not been abandoned. Our cries may be loud. The temptation to hide in shame may lure.
But God is awake. Moving. Creating, Comforting, Redeeming.
Thanks be to God.
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