Sleep is a big deal. It can be the difference between the best and worst day, sanity and insanity, effectiveness and pointlessness. I haven’t been sleeping. I’m unemployed, so I don’t have to get up for anything, and to make up for my fitful sleep, I have been laying in bed several hours after sunrise. But last night I decided I needed to get up before the sun today.
There is something about watching the sun come up. I love it. Maybe it’s just because I associate early rising with productivity and usefulness (two things I have come to deeply miss), but I think it is more than that. When it is dark, I have yet to feel the pressure of the day.
It’s the difference between starting my day with Jesus, or starting it with me.
This morning, during my date with God, I re-found this song on an album I wore out last year. What wonderful words: The Lord is on your side.
Peace. Peace is the necessary response to my situation. Be still, my soul. The Lord is on your side. Enjoy!