Text: Psalm 121:3-4
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.
God does not sleep or slumber. That much we know from our reading today. Imagine for a moment
what would happen to His creation, mankind inclusive, if God were to go to sleep for just one minute.
There would be chaos; the world would come to an abrupt end! The Psalmist makes it very clear that
God, like a watchman, does not sleep.
But there are times when God’s apparent silence and inactivity over our matter suggests to us that He
could have slept over it. We all do feel this way one time or another. The child has been sent back
home for school fees, a particular ailment has defied medical help, a child has remained wayward
against all prayers and fasting, the marriage has just refused to work in spite of the counseling sessions,
God-fearing suitors have refused to show up and the clock is ticking – the list could go on.
When you feel like God has gone to sleep over your case, it is time for you to go to sleep too. Maybe you have
been too awake and active trying through the arm of flesh to help your situation. Let go, let God!
Questions: Who should be awake over your case, God or you?
Prayer: Make me sleep, O God. Take over now, amen.