How many times have you woke up in the middle of the night to pee; while awake a little thought pops into your mind. Somthing like “oh I forgot to take out the trash and that little thought leads to…. hmm I waste to much, I should really be more cautious of the environment and that thought than leads to another and before you know it your laying awake in bed. It’s been 3.5 hours since you woke up to pee, your a terrible human, you need to organize your kitchen cabinets, your worried about what the kids will grow up to be, wondering if Big Foot really does exists and you should really start yoga to prevent the onset of arthritis.
This was me last night! No those weren’t my exact thoughts but you get the idea. One tiny little thought can lead to a downward spiral into a pit of what if’s? How comes? Should I? Could I?
So what do we do to get out of this pit? Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. ”
Don’t let the issues of the world make you crazy, sleepless, or depressed. They’ll still be there in the morning. Take whatever is on your mind hand it over to God and than take rest in his presence.
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep. For you alone oh Lord make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
We need to renew our minds and take rest. Sometimes multiple times throughout the day (or night) Feel like your thoughts are starting a downward spiral? Stop. Pray. And renew.
Tonight when I wake up to pee, it’s right back to sleep for me this time! No more trying to solve lifes issues at 2am