Sleepless Nights: Trust for Provision

by John and Ruth Greene

sleep lossYou may find yourself in difficult times. Sleep usually does not come easily during a crisis. You may clear your mind and you find worry drifts back to you. King David of Israel was under an incredible amount of pressure. (Psalms 3) His son Absalom had rebelled and started an uprising against him. David was on the run with his life at great risk.

“But You, O YHWH, are a shield for me, My esteem, and the One lifting up my head. I cried to YHWH with my voice, and He heard me from His set-apart mountain. Selah.” – Psalms 3:3-4, ISR98

temple recreationDavid used poetic device to express where Solomon would build the first permanent temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. He expressed confidence that YHWH would hear him. YHWH is not partial. (Acts 10:34-35; Romans 2:9-11; Colossians 3:25) He is  talking to you too! Yahshua [Jesus] said that you “should always pray and not lose heart.” (Luke 18:1-8) He wants you to pray, not to fear! (1 Samuel 12:23; 1 Thessalonians 5:17) YHWH will respond to you even during the most urgent times. (“YHWH is Your Shield and Salvation“; “Petra and the Rock of Salvation“; “Foundation of Salvation“)

Even under these circumstances David was able to sleep in relative peace. David knew that YHWH sustained him and that every morning was already a gift from Him. David cried out to his Heavenly Father and was heard.

“I laid down and slept; I awoke, for YHWH sustained me.” – Psalm 3:5, ISR98

crisis-in-prayerThe assurance of answered prayer brings peace and rest. How much easier it is to sleep when you have the assurance that your Father is in control of circumstances. When you are lying awake at night, fretting and contemplating a crisis that you can’t change, pour out your heart to your Heavenly Father [Elohim, YHWH, ‘God’].

“Salvation is to YAHWEH. Your blessing is on Your people. Selah.” – Psalm 3:8, HRB

Thank Him that He is in control. He is your rock, your shield.

“My deliverance and my esteem depend on Elohim; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in Elohim.” – Psalm 62:7, ISR98

“YAHWEH is good for a stronghold in the day of distress; and He knows those who trust in Him.” – Nahum 1:7, HRB

“Elohim is our refuge and strength, very much found to be a help in distresses. On account of this we will not fear when the earth changes and when mountains are slipping into the heart of the seas. Let its waters rage and foam; let the mountains shake in its swelling. Selah….YAHWEH of Hosts is with us; the Elohim of Jacob is a refuge for us. Selah.” – Psalms 46:1-3, 7, HRB

Forget about the fears of the world, and those that fear about you. You can trust in Elohim. Then sleep will come.

“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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