Maybe it's just me: Against all will, sometimes you jolt awake at 4AM with a long list of all the ways you feel you're failing, all the unfinished tasks, and all the worries you're too busy to really deal with during the daytime.
.
And this morning, I'm recalling words I wrote 3 years ago about an anxious heart that seem just as applicable now:
.
"Sometimes the dark reveals what you're too proud to recognize in the light: I'm praying more in my drained sleep than I do in my filled up day. And, in that broken sleep, a gratitude for God's mysterious ways of wooing us draws me in: He loves me enough to wake me up that I might draw close to Him and ask of Him..."
.
Maybe it's just me this morning or maybe this meets your weary bones, too, with truth: HE is after YOUR HEART, and sometimes He gets to it through sleeplessness and a restless heart. ❤ Ah, Lord...thank You for true rest in You.
.
{More on this topic in archived post, link temporary link in profile.}
#pressoninpraise #preachingtomyownheart #preachtoyourself #wheretruthmeetsfear
2,137 likes
  • gracelacedMaybe it's just me: Against all will, sometimes you jolt awake at 4AM with a long list of all the ways you feel you're failing, all the unfinished tasks, and all the worries you're too busy to really deal with during the daytime.
    .
    And this morning, I'm recalling words I wrote 3 years ago about an anxious heart that seem just as applicable now:
    .
    "Sometimes the dark reveals what you're too proud to recognize in the light: I'm praying more in my drained sleep than I do in my filled up day. And, in that broken sleep, a gratitude for God's mysterious ways of wooing us draws me in: He loves me enough to wake me up that I might draw close to Him and ask of Him..."
    .
    Maybe it's just me this morning or maybe this meets your weary bones, too, with truth: HE is after YOUR HEART, and sometimes He gets to it through sleeplessness and a restless heart. ❤ Ah, Lord...thank You for true rest in You.
    .
    {More on this topic in archived post, link temporary link in profile.}
    #pressoninpraise #preachingtomyownheart #preachtoyourself #wheretruthmeetsfear

  • elaine_parrI definitely know I pray more in the middle of the night than I do during the day, with this season of little ones. I'll take all of the interrupted time I can get! Awesome words @gracelaced!
  • radka.aWow thank you @gracelaced for your faithfulness and willingness in sharing your reflections and words from God! So incredibly encouraging. Your posts are ones I look forward to the most on this platform:)
  • pur_et_simpleBeautiful.
  • _hustlemama_Awesome :)
  • gretamcclellanThis has happened to me so many times recently and I've never thought of it in this way. Thank you for this.
  • amyjeanqtThank you!!
  • judysunulee@mongollisa will be praying for you! 😘
  • melhoekstra❤❤
  • nicolelee502So thankful for you. ❤😚
  • essentially.joyfulYes!
  • delineateyourdwelling❤❤❤❤
  • anniepphotoBlessed my heart reading this today after several sleepless nights!
  • blessedeventsYes friend. 🙌🏻
  • amyshaddock@gracelaced I want you to know that I am having trouble getting to sleep at night. I have NEVER had trouble getting to sleep. I decided to go to your instagram page because I LOVE not only your beautiful artwork but what you say in your posts. This one is what I needed for tonight. Thank you "friend" I have never met but that I can go to for comfort...... good night.
  • decourcyb@spencefamily7 tooooo good 💜
  • spopish4Needed this today
  • natalierebba@cer1005 thought of you and our conversation years ago about insomnia being Gods way of calling us to pray and read the Word.
  • jkovar81How did you know? It is 2:30 in the morning here and I am awake thinking about our travel day coming up, mind spinning, drinking tea and thanking Jesus for His care and the body of Christ 👍😊
  • mongollisa@judysunulee Thanks so much. 💗
  • cer1005@natalierebba so true!!
Log in to like or comment.