Since I turned the page to a 'higher number' on my birthday last week, this particular Bible verse caught my eye. It talks about 'sleep in a crisis'. Sometimes as we grow older, we don't need a crisis to not sleep. And all the time we can't sleep, we are reminded that we need 7 - 8 hours of sleep per night!
"Then I lay down and slept in peace and woke up safely,
for the Lord was watching over me."
~ Psalm 3:5
Bible Commentary: "Sleep does not come easily in the midst of a crisis. David (writer) had sleepless nights when his son Absalom rebelled and gathered an army to kill him. But he slept peacefully, even in the midst of rebellion. What made the difference? David cried out to the Lord and the Lord heard him. The assurance of answered prayer brings peace. It is easier to sleep well when we accept with full assurance that God is in Control of circumstances. If we are lying awake at night worrying about circumstances we can't change, we need to ask God to get involved. Then go to sleep!"