It is useless for you to work from early morning until late at night, just to get food to eat. God provides for those he loves even while they sleep.  —Psalm 127:2 NIrV

Working from early morning until late at night is not God’s deepest desire for you. So if you have long work hours, ask him to intervene so that you can get enough rest. Maybe the most spiritual thing you can do today is take a nap!

Sometimes we don’t rest well because we are anxious about our circumstances. If anxiety hinders you from rest, deliberately cast your cares onto God. Tell him what is troubling you. If you have difficulty letting go, try this: hold your hands out, palms down, and picture yourself putting your concerns into God’s hands. Psalm 4:8 expresses this confidence that you could commit to memory: “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

What will it take for you to get enough rest this week? Consider making your sleep routine a priority and taking short breaks for replenishment during the day.

Food for Thought: Adequate rest will equip your body and mind with the strength to fulfill all that God calls you to.