Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sleep?!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that seems to affect me.

Sleep.

In the past, I've mentioned that I sometimes have trouble sleeping.  While other times, I don't.

For example, last Thursday night, I had trouble sleeping. 

Of course, after spending some time with my family to celebrate my grandson S's birthday, I thought I would sleep well that night.  But, I didn't.

Part of me thinks maybe it was due to me being at home alone, on that evening of New Year's Eve. 

After all, it's not easy living through special times, when you miss being loved, cared for and having a spouse to spend time with.

That night, I had only three and a half (3 1/2) hours of sleep. 

The next night... last Friday night, I also had trouble sleeping.  Why?  I have no idea.

Then, Saturday night I again had trouble sleeping.

To be honest, I found myself getting up and out of bed so many times, because I just couldn't doze off.  I only had an hour and a half (1 1/2 hours) sleep that night.

Think it's easy going to worship with that little bit of sleep?

It's not! 

Even so, I didn't doze off in the sanctuary.  Not even during my pastor's sermon!

For this, I praise God!  :)

I must admit, it isn't easy trying to go to sleep and not being able to do it.  But, God eventually provided for me!

Thinking about how God helped me, made me think of Psalm 127:2, "It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep."

Yes, it's not good to have to be up early.  Especially, when you've been up late.

How did God provide for me Sunday night?

Well, I didn't even set my alarm.  I didn't feel I needed to be up early.  Just as I need to do many days.

Yes, I did get to bed late.  Just as I do every night, due to having to post my LwL blog entry.

But, He helped me sleep!

I slept for several hours!  In fact, I slept for close to nine (9) hours!

When I awoke, I must admit... I was truly happy!  And, grateful!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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