Early Rising, Late To Bed

This morning, I woke up feeling tired from all the work the night before. And I couldn’t think of what to plan for dinner. And I worried that I was drinking too much caffeine to allow for good sleep.

Do you not think scripture speaks to even this? I turn to Psalm 127 and read the wise words of Solomon:

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
    for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Without the Lord’s help, provision, and direction, we work, eat, and sleep in vain. “In vain” means without success or desired result. No more! I invite the Lord back into the busyness of the morning. I take notes. I pray. I write. I ask God to build, watch, provide, and grant sleep.

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