4 DAY DEVO: THINGS
This is a thing that everyone is familiar with. I saved the best for last!
It may be the best but it can also be the worst.
Rest is good for us, but too much rest is not.
“How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”
In my darkest moments, I have caught myself getting too comfortable with my bed. As I woke up, I just wanted to fall back asleep.
Just another nap. Just a few more minutes. Before I knew it, I spent most of my day laying in bed.
However, sometimes I envy my bed. Those days when I overthink and I just can not fall asleep.
‘My bed will comfort me,
and sleep will ease my misery,’
14but then you shatter me with dreams
and terrify me with visions.
15I would rather be strangled—
rather die than suffer like this.
16I hate my life and don’t want to go on living.
Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
I remember reading this when I was deeply depressed. As I read this, I related heavily to Job’s words. Though his situation was different from mine, I understood what he was feeling.
Sometimes when you try to rest peacefully, you begin to get uncomfortable because your thoughts are bruised of hope.
I am going to say it again, too much time in bed is not good!
If you woke up and you are living and breathing… You are blessed.
If you woke up and you are living and breathing… God is not done with you.
If you woke up and you are living and breathing… Try again, make today count.
If you woke up and you are living and breathing… It is okay to grieve, just do not be attached to something that can eventually cause more pain.
The enemy attacks when we are weak. Beds are weak points. If you find yourself trapped in bed, roll out and kneel then you can jump back in.
Though the bed may feel comforting, the comfort you should be seeking is found in Jesus.
Set an alarm. If you are not an early riser, try 8:30/9.
Give thanks to the Lord, say a prayer
Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea.
Start a Bible Study in the morning.
Play worship music to wake you up.
Journal for 10 minutes.
Start your day.