God Knows 3AM Silver Linings…, 17JAN – #525



God Knows 3AM Silver Linings…, 17JAN

Two Facebook posts with scripture in between:

1AM – I can’t shut my brain off now, sigh, fell asleep then awoke… The only consolation to this 1AM is that I heard and saw Christmas the crab eating, he hadn’t moved for a week or more I thought…. I REALLY thought maybe he’s molting again (or worse…) – but he is OK! YAY!

As for everything else most seriously swirling in my head, I ask our prayer warriors to hyperdrive some prayers to folks I know struggling… I appreciate and love that community that keeps us all together… I appreciate the net of community… Thanks

1:30AM – I read some scriptures from last year VBS:

God is with you… At Home:

“You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.” (Psalm 139:3)

God is with you… When You’re Confused:

“And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27)

God is with you… In Dark Times:

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.” (Psalm 23:4)

God is with you… Because God Loves You:

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

2AM – a flurry of activity that required my awakeness… Made me forget my problems too…

3AM – I updated Facebook with a new praise post: “3AM does have its advantages,  besides seeing the crab, I was awake to chat with my friend on messenger and see a photo of her brand new grandchild. I was awake to give my daughter a hug who had woke up from being on the couch, then I made her lunch, AND THEN very urgently I discovered that the refrigerator has stopped working sometime during the night, YIKES, and I was able to rescue a few hundred dollars worth of food which is crucial in the life of teenagers! WHEW And I realized that  my unexpected medical reimbursement of $400 is probably going to go straight to a new fridge, earmarked by God earlier in the day I guess, geez… WOW, that’s timing…

SO…  DON’T discount Silver Linings….  To every 3AM there is a purpose, under heaven….  (but I don’t think I should have eaten half a pint of the premium chocolate ice cream that didn’t want to throw away, yummy but bad, but yummy)…”

Yup, now at 3:30 I’m still not sleepy, but I’m more at PEACE… Modified Serenity prayer: No, I can’t change the things I can’t change – my friends both that are in the hospital and headed towards surgery and in strife of life are still in strife, but YES, I can pray for them and ask others to pray… I can change the things I can change – especially when it’s my attitude that needs adjusting… And I pray for the wisdom to find the PEACE in between…

My Lord, thanks for reminding me to look for YOUR PEACE… YOU are my PEACE…

I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.” (Psalm 23:4)


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