One of my greatest frustrations is I don’t get good sleep much anymore. It’s not that I struggle to fall asleep or get back to sleep when I wake up. I just have to go to the bathroom so often. And then there was two nights ago when I was up all night in an ICU waiting room as my aunt was prepping for a heart transplant and my family and I were on pins and needles. I traveled to the hospital, a couple hours from home on a moment’s notice with no place to actually stay. But my uncle let me stay in his hotel room last night and I slept like a log for 10 hours with only one bathroom disruption. I haven’t had a night of sleep like that in a while. I’m thankful. I needed it.

Today, my goal is to use the rest I’ve been given to energize my service. I want to serve my family in this time of difficulty surrounding my aunt. I want to serve the people around me. I want to serve the Lord and do my work even though a bit emotionally distracted right now.

Great God in Heaven, You give Your beloved sleep. You give to Your beloved in their sleep. Thank You. Strengthen me today to serve. I am all Yours today; do with me as You will.

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