Excerpted from Your Daily Cup of Inspiration by Dianna Hobbs (EEW President & CEO)
Ever lie in bed awake at night? Well, when insomnia, induced by an overactive mind, takes over, you tend to think about what you didn’t do that day, and what you have to do the next morning. Sometimes your mental time machine carries you into the past and future, near and far away. Before you know it, you’re living in next week, next month, and maybe even next year.
Sometimes, like Marty McFly in the movie “Back to the Future,” you land somewhere in yesteryear. Only, you have no power to change anything, so you fruitlessly relive past moments exclusively inside your head.
By then, sleep is just nowhere to be found.
Not leaning on the Lord completely, and leaning on our own understanding, robs us of more than our sleep. Trying to be self-reliant instead of God-dependent steals away our peace, security, and joy. And God doesn’t want to see us stressed out, anxious, worried, and tense. He never intended for us to try to figure life out all by ourselves when we have Him on our side to walk with us and guide us.
Why do we voluntarily place ourselves on emotional roller coasters by not casting our cares upon the Lord?
Our Father wants us to release everything to Him and seek Him for direction in all matters. When we do, He'll gladly show us which way to go, because it is God's good pleasure and His place to do so.
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