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Even When We Are Asleep!
"For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep." (Psalm 127:26, NASB)

God caused Adam to fall asleep, and when he awoke he met the companion of his dreams (Genesis 2:21-23). God had declared, "It is not good for the man to be alone" (Genesis 2:18). It was while Adam was asleep that God provided the blessing for Adam's good!
God is at work even while we are at rest. "It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of anxious toil..." (Psalm 127:2a). It is the nature of our God to be at work to bring us blessing when we are powerless to bring this blessing to ourselves.
Sometimes we spend sleepless nights because we are tossing and turning, filled with anxious worry and severe doubt. In those hours, remember the promise of the Lord. He is at work for your good even while you are asleep. With that promise firmly embraced, turn all troubles over to the Lord, confident that He will sustain you. Released of your burden, sleep peacefully in your Savior's arms. "O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting" (1 Chronicles 16:34).
Christ Bless and Keep You Always,
Pastor Rick Mensing