To the Stressed Mama:
Give That Worry to Someone Who Doesn’t Sleep
I see you there. You’re taking a break from your chaos of dishes, laundry, and children to browse the internet. You stumbled here. I’m so glad you did, because I want to tell you something important.
You’re doing great.
Now, breathe for real, because I know you didn’t just then. Breathe. In. Out.
Something else I want to tell you that is super important: God’s got this.
God’s got you. God’s got your kids. God’s got your finances. God’s got your spouse (not necessarily by the throat). God’s got it all. In His hands. Always working. Always planning. Always loving. That’s How He rolls.
I’ll tell you how I know: Because God doesn’t sleep.
Shocking, right? But, the Bible states clearly that He doesn’t sleep.
Psalm 121: 1-5 says,
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade on your right hand.”
I could probably get more work done if I didn’t require sleep. (My kids must think I don’t need sleep, since they wake me at all hours of the night – every night.) But, I require sleep. If I don’t have it, I am a big pile of grumpiness.
God created the entire world and everything in it (to the tiniest details of pollination and photosynthesis and … slugs). He created you and your entire world around you.
I suppose that compared to the creation of the world, helping me with my tiny problems is no big deal to God.
God knows what you deal with: cranky kids, endless to-do lists, feeling like not enough, distant spouse, financial issues, divorce, family problems, etc. God knows.
And your help comes from Him.
We can trust in the living God, who does not sleep, to rescue us and keep our feet sturdy. He will not allow any evil to harm those who call on Him.
So, as you rest here for a moment, and prepare to go back to your crazy life, please take that small truth with you. God cares about you and all you’re doing. You are important. You are so important that God does not sleep in order to keep you safe and protected.
Now, go back to life with your chin up. God is with you, watching out for you every minute. Give your stress (and everything) to Him, because He’s got this.