Grace For The Journey
How well did you sleep last night? Did you spend the night tossing and turning? Perhaps you hit the “snooze” button a few times this morning and still got out of bed feeling like you needed more rest? Today I’d like to give you a word of encouragement about our sleepless Savior. The Bible says in Psalm 121:1-3,
“I lift up my eyes to the hills – Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip – He who watches over you will not slumber.”
When was the last time you thought about Jesus staying up all night just to watch over you? Perhaps we would all toss and turn a little less and awake feeling far more rested if we kept this Gospel truth before us. The psalmist tells us that our help comes from the One who refuses to slumber or sleep.
So . . . where have you been looking for your help lately?
Think about this for a moment:
The Creator of the universe,
The One who created you,
Cares so much for you
That He never sleeps!
That means He is always working. Jesus assures us in John 5:17 that, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”
Jesus is working for you;
Jesus is working in you;
Jesus is working through you.
Every night . . . all night . . . your Savior is sleepless on your behalf.
To be sure, this thought of the Creator and Sustainer of all things, the Alpha and the Omega, watching over us day and night, is a thought almost too much for our finite minds to comprehend! The love that sought us, caught us, and bought us – the relentless, pursuing love of God in Christ Jesus – never takes a moment off or calls for a time out! Jesus is watching over each and every one of us, twenty-four hours a day, seven days each week, 365 days each year, year after year after year, from everlasting to everlasting! Our God has promised us in Hebrews 13:5, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
When God sent Moses back to Egypt to lead His people out of bondage, He instructed Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go, that they may serve me!” We are all called to be servants of our Most High God. That is why we are here on this earth: to know, serve and glorify our God by doing what He has called us to do.
I truly cannot think of any greater encouragement
In our walk with God and our service to God
Than knowing that He is constantly
Watching us and working for us!
The next time you find yourself experiencing one of those “sheep-counting” moments late at night, remember that if you know Jesus as your Savior He is watching and working for you always. He will meet you in your place of deepest need in this life. You have His Word on it!
This is God Word … This is Grace for your Journey …
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!
Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”