Today’s Scripture: Genesis 18:33, 19:27; Psalms 4:8, 127:2; 1 Peter 5:7
Isn’t it amazing that after he interceded for Lot and his family, Abraham simply went home? In fact, it sounds like he went home and fell asleep, since Genesis 19:27 states, “Early the next morning Abraham got up . . . “ The city of Sodom was doomed for destruction, his relatives lived in the heart of the city, and yet Abraham went home and slept.
Stress, anxiety, and fear are three main causes of insomnia. Another one, believe it or not, is worrying about not being able to sleep. It sounds like an endless cycle, doesn’t it? People with insomnia experience seemingly endless nights.
What was Abraham’s secret for sleep? He had stayed in God’s Presence until his concern was released into God’s hands. How often do we pray about a situation and then walk away leaving the Lord empty-handed? Peter said we should throw all our anxiety on the Lord. If we will throw, He will catch.
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
- What keeps you awake at night?
- After you pray, whose hands are fuller—yours or the Lord’s? How can you fill His hands with your cares without taking them back?