Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sleep Sweet

Night time fears can be paralyzing. When I was in elementary school there was a thing going around about a killer clown. I have no idea if this was a real serial killer, tv joke, or rumor. I just don't know. But the rumor on the playground was this killer clown lived in the woods behind the school. Many nights I lay awake scared. Then my mom prayed with me and encouraged me to listen to my Jesus tapes, Psalty the Singing Songbook was a fave then, as I fall asleep.

As I became a mother I greatly feared harm coming to my babies at night. I had the baby monitor right by my ear as loud as it would go. I needed to hear them breathing to know they were okay. I also feared someone breaking in through the window and harming my child. So I put angel figurines in the windows and toys underneath. This way I would hear the angel fall and crash the toys before someone could get to my child.

One day as I was reading the Word, I came across this verse:

He will not let your foot slip-
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalm 121:3-4

I realized that God is with us. He doesn't sleep. He doesn't take a vacation. He doesn't take a bathroom break. He's always there protecting us.

Now when my children struggle with fears in the night, I can share this verse with them. When I hear a noise in the night, I can repeat this verse. It instantly brings peace to us as we know God is there, wide awake, protecting us.

Does your child struggle with nighttime fears? Do you struggle with fear? Remember that God is there watching over you. You have nothing to fear with the Father protecting you.

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  1. Our little ones are still quite young but I can relate to the nighttime fears and would love to have another resource to battle them as our children grow.

  2. Isaac is afraid of thunder and we tell him that Jesus is bowling. He usually says something like "I wish He would stop, it scares me" and about monsters, we just always tell him there is no such thing as a monster. We turn on the night light and he does fine.

  3. My baby is too little to tell me he is afraid...but sometime I can only wonder if he is having a nightmare because he'll wake up with a jerk and make sad faces. I just tell him mommy is here...


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