So much on my mind
Thoughts of today repeat themselves
My want to do list
Keeps growing longer.
I close my eyes and lay my head on the pillow,
Wrap myself halfway under the sheet.
Sleep eludes me.
Jesus said that I can enter His rest.
Rest for the physical body is essential
And I have to do that now
As I have no energy for anything else.
So why is it so hard to sleep well?
Pain takes over,
Tossing and turning
The pain medication finally kicks in.
Yet, I wake up even more tired than
Before I went to bed.
Rest, Jesus, I long for deep, solid rest
I trust You-
You said that those who believe
Will enter into Your rest.
You said the battle is not mine
Be still and know that You are God.
I am here
For spiritual rest
In the white spaces of my soul
And I am still.
No matter what it takes Lord,
I will find rest
Because you promised me
Rest is mine-
“So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God.
For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labours,
Just as God did after creating the world.
So let us do our best to enter that rest.” –Hebrews 4.9-11a NLT