The unknown is a scary place, isn't it, whether venturing out into space or venturing into the depths of our own space here on the planet. We face unknowns the moment we awaken each morning.
As much as we feel concerned about our lives when we wake up, it seems we rarely give much thought to what our minds and bodies might experience at night while we sleep. (An exception, however, could be a health issue or insomnia). For myself, I know that the last thing on my mind when I go to sleep is wondering how my body will fare through the night. I believe this is the case for most of us.
How is it that we can be trusting enough to go to sleep and not worry? After all, even at night our brains remain active. Our bodies engage in countless chemical reactions as it works to maintain a balance between all systems, REM sleep allows for dreams and the work of our subconscious, and we inhale life-giving oxygen which keeps our organs and tissues alive without our being aware of it.
If we can trust that will be okay while we are asleep, why is it that we have so many concerns when we awaken? Of course, our conscious mind is at work making choices about how we carry out the work that makes up our lives, however, we make this complicated by worrying about the unknowns.
Maybe it's time for us to adopt the trust we have when we lay down at night, and let that trust spread into our waking hours? God, the Creator of all life in our universe, does not abandon us. We are watched over by night--and by day.
A Bible verse from Joshua 1:9 is just one of many verses that demonstrates our need to trust. The Lord says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9
May your nights--and your days--be trusting ones, even in the land of the unknown!
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