“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2
One of the things that God calls us to be stewards of is our health. Nobody else can take responsibility for that on our behalf. And one of the keys to staying healthy is to get enough rest.
We can rise up early, or we can sit up late… but not both! Accumulating a sleep deficit wears us down, and our body will eventually force us to repay it by allowing us to get sick so that we have to rest.
Sleep is a gift from God, and we need to relax and enjoy several hours of it every night. When we wake up the next morning, we will be refreshed and invigorated and ready to do His work.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the gift of sleep. It only takes one sleepless night to make me appreciate how important it is. Help me to be a good steward of my health by getting enough rest.
Devotion by Liane Grant