I love you my child.
Rest is important to the mind, body and spirit.
Anxiety brings a disturbance to your mind.
It depletes your energy and strength.
However, your body, mind and spirit quickly renews itself with rest.
I set an example for you throughout my life on earth.

 “It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of anxious toil – for He gives blessings to His beloved in sleep.” Psalms 127:2 (Amp. Bible)

Without proper rest, many people experience a variety of physical and emotional difficulties in their daily lives. It is a well-known fact that many people in North America try to burn the candle at both ends. We work longer and harder than most people in other countries. Many of our recreational activities are often over-scheduled and we miss opportunities to re-create by resting.

When people came to my office for counseling, one of the first priorities was to check how well they were sleeping. Many symptoms that were presented often cleared up with two or three weeks of sleeping well seven or eight hours nightly.

God gives us a pattern in His Word and when I broke that pattern this week, I found I was irritable, I complained about things and found simple tasks difficult to perform. After even one good night of sleep, I woke refreshed, wanting to get different projects accomplished. I wish you good, health-giving sleep!!

About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called
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1 Response to SLEEP RESTORES

  1. Bob Hunter says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Rose, of how important sleep is. I appreciate your supporting your good advice both with a Bible passage and with illustrations from your counseling ministry and from your personal life. Have a great summer!


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