Friday, August 23, 2013

7QT: Words of Rest for a Sleepy Mama

Sweet Linus decided that he wanted my friend, sleep, and I to really break off our friendship last night. It all started with him being pretty fussy to go down for the night and got totally out of hand with a cry party from midnight till 4:30AM - respectively. I joined in on the cry party around 4AM as I thought it only right to not let my little guy party alone in the middle of the night.

I'm sure I don't have to fully explain how exhausted and defeated I'm feeling today, so I won't. But, I will share these 7 scriptures that are encouraging me to keep a little perspective, as well as, helping me feel His sweet Love whispers give me the strength I desperately need.

I lie down and I fall asleep,
and I will wake up for the Lord sustains me.
Psalm 3:6

And now your servant says, 'May the word of my lord the king bring me rest, for my lord the king is like an angel of God in discerning good and evil. May the LORD your God be with you.'
2 Samual 14:17

About Benjamin he said: "Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.
Deuteronomy 33:12

But you have given my heart more joy
than they have when grain and wine abound.
In peace I will lie down and fall asleep,
for you alone, LORD, make me secure.
Psalm 4:8-9

When you lie down, you will not be afraid,
when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.
Proverbs 3:24

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.
Matthew 11: 28-30

Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
Psalm 116:7

How do you get through the most difficult/sleepless days?

Thank you to this and this site for the Words my soul and little heart needed. For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!


  1. Oh my goodness, days like that are so rough! The main way I get through is to live in the moment as much as possible, and not calculate how many seconds I have until my husband gets home. Hope you're better rested today, and thanks for joining in!

    1. Yes, avoiding the calculation of seconds till husband is home helps! And how hard it is to remember the Present Moment! Thanks so much for your tidbits! However, lately I am guilty of the opposite more often than I would like to admit! On Friday, we had a glimpse of a few hours of sleep, so that was nice.

      Thanks for visiting our little space on the web! I've enjoyed following your blog for some time now. Also, love that you mention Fr. Dean ever so often. He was my husband's spiritual director for a little while in college and I worked in youth ministry for a semester or so while he was in College Station. Pray he is doing well! :)


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