3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
A couple of months ago, I experienced a robbery at my home. I've always enjoyed having my own space and never really worried about something like that happening to me. I was that strong, independent sister that took care of things. Needless to say, all of that changed after the robbery happened. This incident was one of many that tried to shake my faith to the core.
I don't know if you have ever experienced a robbery, but it can really leave you feeling like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. It was hard for me to sleep at night because I listened to every noise the house made. At times, I felt like I was going to have a panic attack because of the fear that tried to overtake me. This event in my life made me question if God was really watching over me. I mean, why would He allow something bad to happen to His child and not stop it? Have you ever asked yourself that question after going through something that left you feeling violated and afraid?
In life you will find yourself asking the question "Why" and I'm here to tell you that is not a question that is easily answered. Sometimes it takes years before one receives revelation about the trials in life. There's also a possibility that you will never find out why you experienced that trial, heartache or loss until you get to Heaven. One thing that gives me comfort is the promise that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). There are things that we will experience that will require us to stand on the Word of God and walk by Faith!
Like Job we are not exempt from the attacks of the enemy, but the Word says God will neither slumber nor sleep. I found it odd that the Bible would say the words slumber and sleep in the same sentence. The free dictionary defined slumber as to be dormant or quiescent. I looked a little deeper and defined the word quiescent. It means being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive.
That's a word for somebody right there! When something bad happens to you or in my case if someone steals from you, He will not remain quiet or inactive. He will make the wrong right! It took me awhile, but I can now rest in peace at night because I know in the end I have the victory. There are some battles that only God can fight for you and you have to rest in that.
Fortunately, God allowed me to receive revelation about my situation the night of the robbery. I was not harmed and they were able to recover the one item that belonged to me in the woods undamaged! Praise God! Know that although the weapon may form, it will not prosper. The enemy thought he would steal my peace and my joy through that attack, but I'm still standing and I recovered all!
If you have allowed your situation or circumstances to keep you up at night, declare that it ends today! I declare that you will no longer stay awake worrying about the enemy and his attacks! The battle is already won! Your Father in Heaven never sleeps so go to sleep tonight! I pray your sleep will be sweet and peaceful tonight In Jesus Name! Rest In Peace because the expiration date for that issue has arrived!
Peace and Blessings,