2. It Relieves Your Stress
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How many times do you lie awake at night worrying about your finances, how you’ll pay that bill, keep the house, or have enough for what the kids need?
Yet Jesus told His followers in Matthew 6:25-26: “do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…Look at the of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
That sounds like a pretty clear “Don’t worry about it. I’ve got this” statement from the Son of God, doesn’t it? In other words, “You have a God who is in control; so don’t you feel you have to be!” When you can trust that He is working on what you need, you can let go of the stress and get a peaceful night’s rest.
3. It Calms Your Striving Soul
In Psalm 4:8, David sang: “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety” (emphasis added).
David said that despite attempts on his life, even while he slept. If he was convinced God could spare his life and provide for him while he slept in caves and was hunted by a jealous king with a big sword, you can be assured of that same truth.
Your God safeguards you, physically, better than an expensive, state-of-the-art security system can. Therefore, He can safeguard you by providing for your needs, materially and financially, as well.
Psalm 121:2 says, “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.”
Consider that verse in light of Psalm 127:2 (“He gives to His beloved even in his sleep”) and you’ll realize another way that God doesn’t let you “slip” is the way He provides for you by not slumbering when you do, but by keeping watch and continuing to work on your behalf.
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