Insomnia —

Do you have insomnia? What do you do when it crops up in the middle of the night? What is its cause? Asaph faced it and I face it often. How about you?

Ps 77 “ Facing Insomnia?”
Insomnia is defined by the dictionary as an inability to obtain sufficient sleep, especially when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness. No matter the cause, the results are the same when we experience insomnia; bone weariness upon arising. Asaph seemed to have experienced this. Asaph uses this time to pray and seek the face of God. He cries out to God. He recalls God and His attributes, and he prays all night long. He “remembers the song I once sang. I will think very carefully. I tried to make sense of what was happening.” What do you do at times like this?

George Rogers once wrote: A good man cannot rest upon his bed until his soul rests upon God. That is a truth we need to remember when we have nights when we are chasing sleep or insomnia.

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