Sleep is a precious commodity!
Here are 7 theological and practical reminders to help you sleep like someone whose God is actually alive. He’s risen…he’s risen, indeed!
# 1 - God is always taking care of business
Yes, you probably heard the 1990 Bachman-Turner Overdrive song in your head of the same title. God still sits on the throne! Go about your business (Psalm 47:8). It is our business to cast our cares (1 Peter 5:7) and God’s business to take care.
#2 - Your sins are forgiven and God has declared you to be righteous in Christ.
It isn’t a 50/50 contract—Jesus sealed the deal. “It is finished” (John 19:30).
#3 - Jesus has exhausted God the Father’s judgment against you & has secured God's delight in you!
Jesus drank the cup of God's wrath so that we could drink the cup of God's forgiveness (Rom. 3:25). I sometimes hear Christians say, "I'm in debt to God."
On the contrary. We're not in debt—Jesus bore God's wrath and paid our debt fully. Another reason to relax!
#4 - God loves you as much as he loves Jesus (perfect, infinitely), and there's nada you can do about it.
You are secure as Christ is secure. No one loves you like Jesus, so unplug your umbilical cord from people, and live, love and serve to God's glory today. Rest!
#5 - Nothing can separate us from God's love, tear us from his hand or rip us from his heart (Rom. 8:31-39).
Col. 3:3 "...Your life is hidden with Christ in God." Tucked into a secure cleft in the highest Rock, nourished with mountain springs of joy. In Christ, we're not only forgiven, but also righteous, sealed, beloved, enjoyed, secure, his, betrothed, desired & more
#6 - Nothing we thought, said or did surprised God today.
God isn’t some “Choose Your Own Adventure” God that makes things up as He goes (Isa. 46:9-10). Your Father isn't surprised by the details of your story because he wrote it. You're in good hands—and better than Allstate.
#7 - God doesn't sleep or slumber, so we can do both.
I take great confidence in the fact that He who keeps me will not slumber (Ps. 121:1-2). Are there any more comforting words to remember as you end your day than these?