DAY 3 OF 5
Who is in control?
Did you know that WHO you believe is in control in your life has everything to do with getting a good night’s sleep? Here’s a curious thought: you never worry about the things that you believe are in your control. Think about it: you don’t worry about getting dressed in the morning or brushing your teeth. Not at all. You only worry about things that are not in your control, especially people and circumstances. Lack of control is the source of all our anxiety because our mind often expects the worst, fueled by our spiritual enemy who is always suggesting things that could go wrong.
But those who understand that God is in control, that He loves them perfectly and that He perfectly orchestrates all things to work together for good in the lives of His children – they need not worry. Let this thought gently drift across your mind: My Heavenly Father has complete control over the details of my life. There is not the smallest detail that He is not aware of or does not have control over. I know He loves me beyond anything I can imagine because as the Bible says, "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things?" So how could it be that He would withhold anything that He knows I really need? My life is truly in His hands and I will rest in that security.
Say these words over and over to yourself: I won’t let what my mind imagines about tomorrow rob me of peaceful sleep tonight. My Heavenly Father who loves me is already in tomorrow and is Lord of it. So tonight, I will let go and rest securely in my Heavenly Father’s care.
Tonight when you are ready for bed, pop in your earbuds, click on the audio clip below and relax as you close your eyes and listen to a small portion of our “Beside Quiet Waters” sleep session that will reinforce today’s devotional as you drift off to sleep. Note that while the relaxation portion is similar, the message is different. Wait for it – it’s good!
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