I’m not a great sleeper. I wake up a lot during the night and oftentimes my mind will pick right back up with whatever I was thinking about when I last fell asleep. Then I’m tempted to worry or obsess over whatever situation I’m focused on. With our practice of meditation this month, I’m working hard to change that. I’m trading in worry for prayer and meditation on God and His truth.
Last night, I woke up, as I normally do, but instead of fixating on what was on my mind, I consciously changed my focus to God and His love for me. I began to thank God that He was there with me, awake in the middle of the night. As I prayed, I felt His peace and I fell asleep. In our verse today, the psalmist is talking about losing sleep while he meditates on God’s Word:
“I stay awake through the night,
thinking about your promise.” Psalm 119:148
Whether you are intentionally giving up sleep to spend time in God’s Word or are up intermittently at night like me, there’s nothing better to think about and focus on. Psalm 121:4 tells us that God never sleeps so we have assurance that He’s awake too, with a listening ear and a heart bent toward us.
Executive Director of Education and Outreach