Monday, May 18, 2009

Jesus, How Can You Sleep At A Time Like This?

Well here we go again, round 8 of insomnia. Since last Monday, I would venture to say I have slept less than a total of 10 hours. I found myself today unable to concentrate, even on the simplest of tasks. Around lunch time, I had to get a sub to take over the rest of my classes. But when I came home, not only could I not sleep, I couldn't even rest. It is now after midnight, and although my entire body is totally exhausted, I just can not turn off my mind; It is racing ninety-to-nothing. My mind is jumbled and my heart is in a state of anxious turmoil. But I am confident that the Good Lord will "fix" my problem very soon!

Do you remember the story of how Jesus calmed the storm one night on the Sea of Galilee? As the story goes in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus and His disciples were crossing to the other side of the lake when a huge storm blew up. The winds from this storm caused mad waves to fill up their boat. The disciples, who were obviously used to storms on the lake, were in a state of panic! Could this storm have been hurricane-strength? The Bible does not say. But it was bad enough to frighten these seasoned maritime veterans! They scrambled to find Jesus, who was peacefully asleep down below on a pillow. They woke Him, and He got up and stopped the storm instantly! We all know storms gradually die down, but not this one! Jesus simply said, "Peace, be still". While my personal storm rages about causing me insomnia, Jesus WILL rebuke it, too. I absolutely have no doubt that just any day now, He is going to stretch forth His loving hands over me and say, "Peace Allen, be still." And when He does, the very first thing I am going to do, as soon as I wake up, is jump on here and tell you what an amazing thing God has done for me! To be continued...

Psalm 85:8 says, "I will listen to what God the Lord will say; He promises peace to His people, His saints."

Father, How great thou art! Although I am in the midst of the worst storm of my life, I know that soon, You will bring me sweet peace. Thank You Lord! In Jesus name, Amen.


  1. I don't know what your problem is, brother, but I had insomnia like this several years ago. I was deeply hurt by someone close to me (family) and just couldn't sleep, no matter how I "tried." Finally, I had a bit of a reconciliation with them and my insomnia disappeared. Sometimes I still have one of those sleepless nights, but it is not a run of 5 or 6 nights in a row. God's blessings on you right now.

  2. AMEN!!! So very true! Good reminder too, because with Jesus we can all remain calm no matter what is going on! love and blessings~

  3. Prayers that God will resolve the storm on your behalf.

  4. May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you, soothing your mind, spirit and soul.
    I too have gone through many seasons of a troubled mind. I asked Jesus the inevitable question "Why?". I did not get great satisfaction with His answer which was: "Just go through it. You will come out stronger on the other side."
    Sometime I wonder how much strength one needs.
    Take hope and let the Lord comfort you.
    Love in Jesus.