As I’m sitting here holding our newest little blessing, I’m looking at the clock and realizing it’s 2:00am. I’m sure most moms can relate to getting up throughout the night to feed a newborn. Since little Finley arrived (almost 2 weeks ago), sleep has been on my mind a lot! It’s been a mixture of pure ecstasy and sheer exhaustion all intertwined. It’s so hard to go to sleep, because I want to savor every minute holding and kissing our new bundle of joy. I know how fast they grow and I want to remember every little detail of her tiny self. But I also want to push snooze each time the dreaded alarm goes off. (Five extra minutes of uninterrupted sleep feels like a piece of heaven!)
New life is such a precious and beautiful gift from God, as well as a huge responsibility, and as I was reading a passage in Psalms, it’s almost like it jumped off the page at me. I find it so applicable to the season of life I am in right now.
“. . . My mouth shall praise Thee with JOYFUL lips: When I remember Thee upon my bed, and meditate on Thee in the night watches. Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.”
When I start to meditate on God’s word or go back in the files of my mind, remembering the prayers He has specifically answered for me, or times He has given me joy and peace in a difficult time, or the unbelievable treasure He has given me in Chad and our little children . . . honestly my heart just fills up with thanksgiving and praise to Him. It’s overwhelming when I just take the time to think about Jesus and meditate on His goodness. I know waking up at crazy hours isn’t easy sometimes, but I’m thankful for the opportunity to spend time with the One who knows me best and loves me the most.
I want to challenge you to utilize those difficult moments throughout your day (or night) to draw closer to Him. To thank Him. To praise Him.
He is worthy.