“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:21-23 ESV).
When I lay my head down to sleep at night, the blessings of God and the day’s struggles weigh upon my mind. But whether the day has been good or bad, I lay down and sleep in peace, trusting that God is, and always will be, with me.
Sleep was designed by God to be a reset button. It is like shutting down and restarting your device. It wipes clean the artifacts left behind by the apps that drive our day.
When I go to bed, I do so with the knowledge that tomorrow is a brand new day. Regardless of the situations that I faced throughout the day, there is always hope for tomorrow. God will never run out of love and mercy. His love makes every day worth getting out of bed. His mercy assures me that I can face whatever comes before me.
He is faithful. He never ceases to look after me. He doesn’t need a coffee break every couple of hours. He is attentive to my needs 24/7. And it is this attention that fills my heart with love, pushing the darkness, pain and stress out, and taking up and filling the empty space. It is this attention that calls my mind to give attention to Him.
As always, these are the musings of a mindful disciple. Blessings on your week!