Sleep Deprived Bliss😅
With an early morning for work, I attempted to get to bed a bit early but alas, I felt a pinprick sensation in my outer right ankle every few minutes. Just as soon as I got that poke, it would leave. I'd start to drift off to sleep and get jolted awake again. I didn't do anything to it and there is no pain otherwise. There is no evidence of a bug bite or anything else.
It's a curious thing. There's no telling the cause. In the past, it would stress me out knowing I was losing hour after hour of sleep. Now, I sit and read the Bible and pray and think of who might be out there in the world with similar pain or some other problem that needs my prayer. I got up several times to read and I even wrote my message ahead of time, knowing that somehow God would cause a good outcome even though I still don't see the evidence. It's a minuscule problem, I realize that. However, it is yet opportunity to see how God will provide and yes, if the enemy is trying to steal my joy, well he won't and he can go back to hell where he belongs! "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Cor. 10:3-5 Literally, I was writing this message and had finished the above paragraph when our daughter came in and needed to talk. I should have been asleep but God knew better. I paused the message to go talk to her and came back to finish it. There is no greater joy. How precious to have this time with her. Blessed be the Lord