Sleeping on the Job

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She completely fell asleep on the job. It happened while babysitting. I don’t remember exactly which friend it was who told me this, because it was a few years ago, but I remember she was baby sitting for a couple of kids. When the parents came back home my friend was totally zonked out, sound asleep on the couch and didn’t even hear them return.

For some reason, as she described the story, I pictured her hair crimped on one side, with her face pinkish-red from heat and her hand print embossed against her cheek, all the while drool pooled onto a decorative pillow! Well, that’s what I pictured but maybe that’s just me.

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That story popped into my head today and I was thinking about the fact that God is NOT sleeping on the job. He doesn’t sleep or slumber He’s always watching over His people!

“He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Be encouraged, God is fully aware of your season and He is working on your behalf even now! He sees you, He knows you, He loves you, He’s with you, He’s in you and nothing can separate you from the love of God.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:38-39‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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God never sleeps on the job. Yet He is the one that gives us rest. The other day I considered REST. I thought about how I could purchase and wear an expensive pair of silk pajamas, sleep on high thread count sheets, lie down on a Sleep Number Bed or another expensive mattress, I could strategically place a sound machine in my bedroom along with an oil diffuser, I might also play relaxing music or the sound of waves against the shoreline, if I wished, but even with all these measures, I may not sleep! It’s because it is God who gives me rest.

I bless you with the rest today. God’s word says:

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

And from another version: “

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

So, know that you can lie down and sleep in peace not in pieces! Remember God is never sleeping on the job! He never sleeps or slumbers and He is the one that gives you rest and peace. So tonight, do whatever you do in the natural before bed and fully rest knowing God never falls asleep on the job. He’s got you and He is for you. I bless you with the shalom of heaven: nothing broken, nothing missing, peace.

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One comment

  1. Jeanne K. · September 7

    Thanks for this and ALL of your encouraging reminders of God’s truth! Xoxo

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