Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
he LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Psalms 121: 4-8
I had a rough day yesterday, started to worry about things that I really should not. But the feelings became just like a roller coaster. First a wave of worry, then doubt, then fear, then self pity was in hot pursuit. I felt like I was spinning out of control! And here I thought I was such a secure person…but it happened.
Finally I called my younger sister and asked her to pray for me. I know it was the right thing to do. Because as she prayed it was like a soft warm blanket fell upon me, shutting out all the worry, fear and anxiety that I felt. And yes, even the loneliness that tried to overtake me began to go away.
By the time she had finished praying and speaking words of encouragement over me, I felt like a new person. And when I went to bed at night I slipped naturally into a deep relaxing sleep.
I thank God for His servants (in my case it was my younger sister), that can be there for us when we need a shoulder to lean on or a hand to lift us up. I thank God that I was able to sleep peacefully…after all He never sleeps nor slumbers and is watching over us….