WEEK 7: God Never Sleeps
“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; indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121:2-4, NIV)
I’ve always liked a solid eight hours of sleep at night. That changes quickly once you have a baby and even more so when you have two!
Preserving sleep soon became my first priority. I arranged the house and household in such a way as to favour maximum sleep.
One night, my husband wasn’t home and I was alone with the two children. During the early morning hours, they both woke up. I got them back to sleep by feeding the baby and comforting the toddler. An hour or so later, the baby woke up again, and when I had just gotten him back to sleep, my older son woke up again. He wanted milk. I would usually not give him a bottle at night, but I was desperate to go back to sleep.
When he finally went back to sleep, I got back into bed. Every now and then, I would hear a little noise from one of the kids and I remember praying that they would not wake up. I also ignored the little sounds, hoping they would not escalate to crying and that I wouldn’t need to get up to check on them.
I thought to myself how glad I am that God doesn’t sleep or slumber. I’m trying to be the best mom I can be and still fall short by prioritising my sleep instead of getting up to check on the kids all the time.
What a good Father we have! He always watches over us. He is never too tired to check on us and help or comfort us.