Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and can't seem to go back to sleep? Has something been on your mind and you can't seem to figure it out or the thoughts just won't let you rest?
I have gotten in the habit of thinking this is the time to talk to God.
I mean to really talk to God.
I used to get really mad and upset when I couldn't go back to sleep. I would toss and turn, think about work or what I have on my to-do list to complete. Then get even more upset because if I don't go back to sleep, then I'll be tired, I won't be productive, I'll have a bad attitude. The upcoming day will be horrible if I don't get back to sleep.
Has that ever been you?
God wants to be in all parts of your life. He wants you to talk to him about your good times and bad. He wants you to lean on him for guidance and to trust in him. When I can't go to sleep or go back to sleep, I PRAY.
God may feel this is the best time to get my attention and this maybe the only time to get my full attention. No, my life isn't so busy that I don't talk to God through out my day, however there are things that bother me that I can't really share with anyone but God and this maybe the only time I can really sit and chat with him. To open my heart and open my ears to really hear from him.
When life was going in all directions for me, I was emotional, felt sorry for myself, felt betrayed, I was asking why me? Why me?
Turns out, that "why me?" was a blessing in disguise. I prayed and prayed, it took a while to understand it, however here I am telling you to take full advantage of God's late night talks because this is the time he knows you're really listening. So what if you're tired, God knows you'll be able to handle the day with lack of sleep if you keep him beside you. He is always with you.
Next time you can't seem to sleep or you're waken in the middle of the night, talk to God, he is always listening.
Anchored by Christ. Single mom. Shih Tzu lover. But first coffee. Toast to the good life. Proverbs 3:5-6.