Irvin Wasswa- Tylertown Campus Pastor LHC
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
The world record for the longest a human being has gone without sleep held by a man by the name of Randy Gardner. The California native as a 16 year old in 1964 went a who 264.4 hours (which amasses to 11 days and 25 minutes) without sleeping. Throughout the time medical doctors did tests on Gardner which showed that though he was able to function well, there were still natural health effects from lack of sleep. He experienced extreme moodiness, lack of concentration and other effects; However he was able to carry on a full conversation during a press conference without slurring his words on the last day of him staying awake. After he achieved the record he went straight to sleep and slept for a long time. Here’s the moral of the story: As humans we can only stay awake for so long before we need sleep.
Hey friend, I’ve got some good news for you: Though we may need sleep, the God of the universe doesn’t need sleep. Though we get tired and weary, the God of the universe is strong and always will be! What a promise we see from the Psalmist here in Psalm 121. When trouble comes, we can choose to lift our eyes to the hills because our Helper, who is the Lord never takes a nap. What an encouraging word!
Here is what that means, God is available to help 24/7. Listen He is able to hear your cry 24 hours a day/7 days a week. He is able to hear your worship at any time. The Bible tells us when Christ died for our sins on the cross, we have been given the opportunity to have direct access to God the Father in prayer and worship!
Aren’t you glad you serve a God who doesn’t sleep or slumber? Our God is wide awake and has since eternity past! He sees you where you are today and wants to meet you there! Whether it’s in singing out to Him in praise and worship or in crying out to Him in prayer help, may your response be to run to Him today!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear heavenly Father Lord, thank you for today! Thank you for loving me and taking care of me. I praise you for being the God of all creation who never sleeps nor slumbers. Help me to respond by bringing you praise daily and crying out to you in prayer! Amen!
MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you