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Unable To Sleep

It’s past midnight, and I can’t sleep.

While Chicky dreams of fitness tests and cafeteria food, I lie awake…pondering life’s complexities.

I find myself in a state of flux, and I wonder how much is due to PMS, the dawn of a new school year, or the sweet tea I drank with dinner.

In the middle of the night, in a dark hotel room lit only by the orbs that line the parking lot outside, I cry out to the Lord for clarity, direction, and contentment.

I grasp onto His promises and draw comfort from the verse that says, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

And so I will return to bed…leaving the bathroom where I’ve hidden myself so as to not bother Chicky…and settle myself in the comfort of God’s gentle arms…secure in the knowledge that He loves me and has a plan for me.

2 Responses

  1. Hey there, girl!
    Man, I can so relate to this! I woke up this morning around 4:45 AM and could not fall back to sleep for the life of me. So many thoughts swirling through my head. Today is Abby’s high school orientation…she starts to school on Monday. I’m simply not ready, either! Seems like it was only yesterday that she was heading off to preschool. Where, oh, where has the time gone? Then, of course, there’s Brittany. She’ll be heading back to college on Aug.15th and I’m not ready for that, either! We’ve had such a wonderful summer together, in spite of the fact that Chris has been without a job. I just don’t want it to end, you know? I find myself fighting back tears every time I think about it, but I do what I can to remain strong. Chris has an interview this morning that could take us to Charleston, SC. He grew up in SC. and went to college at The Citadel, so he’s very excited about it. I, on the other hand, have reservations. It would put me a LONG way from my homestate of Arkansas where my brother lives and it would put us a LONG way from Brittany, too. Just don’t know if my heart can handle the thought of it right now. So, I do my best to trust in God to bring me peace and comfort in the midst of the storms that surround me. He’s never let me down before…no reason for me to believe this time will be any different.

  2. OK… was something in the air last night? I couldnt sleep either. I was up having “panic attacks” for some reason. I kept trying to just focus on a cross in my mind to calm down & get some rest… seeing I wasnt alone with a restless night, I wonder if there was some sort of Spiritual attack going on somewhere?!?!?!

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