Peace

Last night was one of those nights.

Sleep eluded my grasp at every toss and turn. I’m staying in a hotel which means…….people. What I would assume were young twenty-somethings were loud. Doors were slammed. Voices were carrying on boisterously in the hallway. Sleep just didn’t want to be my friend last night. I tried everything I could think of to sleep. Well, I mainly laid there with my eyes closed. Finally, I turned on my phone and perused Facebook. That was probably the wrong thing to do. My mind was already running. The stupidity of Halloween and other nonsense only mashed the gas on the thought pedal. So much was going through my mind. All I wanted to do was sleep. I even thought about writing, but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to post anything. So, I shut my phone off and laid there in the dark. God spoke to me.

I tried everything I could think of to sleep. Well, I mainly laid there with my eyes closed. Finally, I turned on my phone and perused Facebook. That was probably the wrong thing to do. My mind was already running. The stupidity of Halloween and other nonsense only mashed the gas on the thought pedal. So much was going through my mind. All I wanted to do was sleep. I even thought about writing, but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to post anything. So, I shut my phone off and laid there in the dark. God spoke to me.

“You need to read My Word.”

Okay, Lord.

I got up and started reading Isaiah and I ran across Isaiah 26:3. It reads, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

Immediately I felt peace come over me. My mind stopped racing, and I was able to focus even more on reading. It was exactly what I needed. God knows exactly what we need. All we have to do is listen to Him.

Eventually, I fell asleep. It wasn’t a restful sleep. I’m currently yawning as I type this sentence. Nonetheless, my heart feels better, my mind isn’t racing, and I’m ready to face the day.

Thank you, Lord, for the peace in my heart.

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