Having trouble sleeping? Wrestling with some difficult life circumstances? Besides giving you bags under your eyes, that insomnia is pointing you to a very important truth: Do you really trust God?
Take a look at Psalm 4 today. I love the way The Message phrases some very simple, yet deep, truths.
The author of the Psalm makes the connection between our discontent, wanting something other than that God is providing, and our lack of joy, our lack of rest.
"Why is everyone hungry for more? 'More, more,' they say. 'More, more...'
I have God's more-than-enough, more joy in one ordinary day than they get in all their shopping sprees." vs 6-7
Did sleep elude you last night? Could you spend your day today thanking God for his 'more-than-enough'? Focus on the joy in this 'ordinary' day? You might sleep better tonight:
"At day's end I'm ready for sound sleep, for you, God, have put my life back together."vs 8