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Can’t Sleep?? Read the Psalms!!

-I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye grows dim because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies
(Psalm 6:6)

Hey Neighbor!

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It’s ‘Oldie but a Goodie’ Friday, and today I have an oldie for you from a time when I was battling insomnia…not realizing back then that I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and I was also very deficient in minerals, particularly magnesium and calcium.

I will probably write a Wednesday’s Health and Wealth blog for you Re: Hashimoto’s, but for today, here is your oldie!!

Enjoy🤩

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Did you know that David wrote most of the 150 Psalms??

This was his mental/emotional therapy as he suffered through the greatest trials of his life. Read Psalm 6:6 above again….

Here David describes his own experience with insomnia and great mourning.

Notice how David describes a night, devoid of sleep.

I can imagine that his eyes were red and heavy with bags underneath, because David tells us that he has been awake all night crying, quite intensely.

Of course David’s pillow was not literally soaked, nor was his bed flooded, but David wants us to know that he has had a long, tear-filled night, crying out to God for fear of his wicked enemies.

Well, like David, I needed some mental/emotional therapy also, because I’ve been battling some health issues, and I’ve found myself struggling with my own bouts of insomnia…

For hours and hours, through what seemed like endless night after endless night, my mind would just race like crazy with thoughts of impending doom, until I finally decided to take the Holy Spirit’s advice, and to calm myself, during my own long, worry-filled nights with a Psalm to Lord…so I wrote my own psalm!!

After all, a psalm is simply a poem, only it was written to be sung to the Lord as a hymn.

It is a poem that reveals the emotional intensity of someone’s personal experience with suffering and/or sometimes celebration.

Well, I certainly would have rathered be awake at 3 in the morning celebrating, but unfortunately, my experience was that of suffering…so here is my Psalm!!
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Your life for mine, the ghost You gave
and my wretched sins, yes You forgave
So that the windows of my soul might see your face,
‘Til then I abide in that secret place
Awaiting the day my eyes behold Your Light,
sitting next to my Father- just there at His right
Grasping tightly to Your word, Lord I still stand
Praying for the mercy of your healing hand
Though sudden death lurks all about
And it’s hard for me to silence the doubt
I’ve questioned your will because of my fear
Still believing You know me and my prayers You hear
I know it’s Not long before Your Love is revealed
And I will shout to the world,
YES, I am healed!!

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I hope that you were comforted by my Psalm and that it re-stimulates your confidence in God, and reminds You that God is still with You!!

Even in your time of trouble…when God’s voice seems silent, and when it seems God’s face cannot be found, He wants Us to lay our worries and concerns upon Him…not within Ourselves…lest anxiety take root in Our lives.

So, Remember This…As I am also reminded by the Holy Spirit…
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You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ – eternal and glorious plans they are! – will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does!!
(1 Peter 5:8)

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And Remember This Also,

God Loves💕You and So Do I!!

💕Tam

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30 thoughts on “Can’t Sleep?? Read the Psalms!!

  1. Hi Chalvonia🤗 When I was very sick, I suffered terribly with vertigo and I could not find peace nor comfort, until my daughter, Allie came and sat on my bed and Read the Psalms to me…she was only 14💕

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  2. It is beautiful🌹I also took Holy Spirit’s advice and started journaling .First it was for spiritual growth, but later I realized that journaling also served as therapy.I also used to read or pray the Psalms as I awoke during the night hours…it is indeed comforting💗

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  3. This is amazing Tammy Wammy. I didn’t realise that you also dabbled in poetry and a Psalm. I am well impressed and amazed at how God used your own time of suffering to produce such inspirational writing. I had to go look up Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis to learn what it is about. You are healthy, healed, whole and physically fit and sickness and infirmity is far from you. Bless you and love you. 🙏🏾❤️💖

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  4. Thanks Wenda! I love Your Poems!!💕You and I know that all the Glory belongs to God and we also realize that The Lord downloads His beautiful Words into our hearts when we spend intimate time with Him!!💕

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  5. I’m so pleased that you liked this one, Priti!! 💕That was truly a tough time period for me…but I found so much comfort in God’s Word!! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts💕 And may God bless you🙏🏾

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