I’m pretty sure that in the last few months I am averaging only 1-3 hours of sleep a night right now, if that. (Sigh….)
Five children, one teething baby. The nights aren’t exactly my favourite right now.
Please say I’m not alone!
For some people this is OK, it’s normal to not have a lot of sleep, and it doesn’t affect them. But for me…….. this is SUPER hard! I’m so ready for these little teeth to break through for this little man.
It’s not like I haven’t done this before, or that I’m shocked we are sleep deprived – we knew what we were getting into and what we signed up for. I’m use to getting up at night, teething babies and crying for reasons beyond me at 3 am, but this time seems harder since I’m very busy with the other four and rarely break throughout the day.
Any new Mom, or even a seasoned Mom will tell you that rest has somewhat been lost along the journey. Physical rest just doesn’t get totally caught up in parenthood, It’s hard to say that I ever feel fully rested.
But, that’s in the physical.
As tired as I have been though, I am SO thankful that my true rest doesn’t come from sleep, but it comes from God’s peace.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exo 33:14
I’m so assured that no matter what season of chaos or hardship we go through, our amazing God walks with us. He comes along side us desiring to give us peace. Even on our worst days, God knows, sees and understands and wants to give rest for our souls.
If you are feeling weary, tired or burdened in whatever season you are in right now, I want to encourage you that God sees you where you are and that He desires to give you true rest. And that true rest CAN be found even in the middle of all the noise.
I pray today, that you would be at rest and at peace because you will run and cling to Jesus! And that you will take hold of the promise in Matt 11:28-30.
It may not be a sleepless baby that has your heart unsettled, but whatever it is, hold onto God’s promise, spend time with Jesus and find rest for your soul.
Until next time,