Monday, October 6, 2008

Neither sleep nor slumber...

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….

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