Recently I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I admit it – I was fretting.
It seems like lately I’ve just heard about so many people who are going through hard things. Some situations seem almost impossible to handle – illness, financial woes, death of loved ones, loss of jobs, children in trouble – the list goes on and on.
When I woke up that night, one of these people instantly came to mind. I began to be consumed with fear, sadness and concern for them, imagining nothing but the worst. You know how it is in the middle of the night – everything seems darker, more overwhelming, almost suffocating. If we’re not careful, the devil can run rampant in our thoughts!
I silently cried out to the Lord, “I feel so bad for them!” And suddenly I felt like He said to me, “Get up.” So I got up, went downstairs and opened my Bible.