Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sweet Sleep

So true

     Oh how I miss my younger days of sweet sleep with not a hurt in the world.  I really don't have pain in my life like some suffer with, but my bed does often feel like those above.  I have to sleep in one position all night now and that is a major difference than in my youth.  'Hang on to 16 as long as you can, changes come around real soon making us women and men.'  Yes, that includes no longer sleeping till noon.
     When we went to Puerto Vallarta several years ago, the bed literally was a concrete slab with a mattress on top of it.  It gave me a whole new appreciation for box springs.
    Sleep is often disrupted by our anxious thoughts.  ''If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.'' Proverbs 3;24  God is in control, whether we are awake or asleep.  We rob ourselves of rest when we let worry control our thoughts.
    My trouble with sleep lately has just been from aches caused by pressure points.  All I've found to help is the more cushy pillows the better it is.
    Interrupted sleep can be an opportunity to pray.  My friend, Phillip, says he prays for me every time he is woken up during his sleep at night.  Prayer for your own needs or for someone else may be just the cure to ease your mind into a restful night of sleep.