FOG: Focus on Gratitude Day 30

My dad called me from the hospital yesterday.

A homeopathic treatment he tried got him into a “little” trouble. The fact that he’s in his 80s with the physique and health history of someone in his 40s contributes to his adventuresome nature in this area.

But sometimes despite the most diligent research you find yourself in a pickle.

I’m grateful…

He’s fine now, awaiting discharge. Thank you, Jesus! Lord be wisdom unto my daddy and all of us, because there is a way that seems right to us but leads to death in the end (Proverbs 14:12, NIV). Lead us in the way of life, in Jesus’ name, amen.

 

Focus on Gratitude:

Where would we be without God’s grace?


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FOG: Focus on Gratitude Day 29

I haven’t slept well the last three months.

Couldn’t tell you why. I fall asleep easily, but I wake up at 3 something sleepy, but not sleepy enough to fall back asleep. Now I know why sleep deprivation is such an effective torture tactic. You feel like you’re thinking through cheese cloth and you’re plain miserable.

But I figured if the enemy’s gonna mess with my sleep, I’d make him pay for it. I spent the nights praying and meditating on Scripture. And it’s amazing what the Lord will share with you in the “midnight hour.”

But at some point, you just need sleep.

I’m grateful…

My alarm woke me up this morning! Never thought I’d be so excited to say that. As a pediatric resident and a mom, I’d never gone without more sleep than I have in the last 3 months.

But the best part was telling my sons and each of them saying, “Good! I prayed for you.” The ones I walked through the house and prayed for one by one so many nights, prayed I would sleep.

And I’m so glad Jesus answered their prayers.

 

Focus on Gratitude:

How do you handle sleepless nights?

 


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