July 18, 2012

~Object 75~ An Alarm Clock

She hadn't slept well in at least a week.  Her mind was too busy at night, and it took her a couple of hours just to fall asleep.  Dreams then plagued her all night long, and she tossed and turned the entire time.  In the early morning she woke up every ten minutes from about five o'clock on.

Finally each morning she rolled out of bed and turned her alarm off, because she didn't need it.  There were times during the day that she felt drowsy, and even dizzy, but somehow she pushed through work days and still had a little bit of energy left for the afternoon.

Each night the process was repeated: get ready for bed, set alarm, lay in bed for a couple of hours, fall asleep, dream, toss and turn, wake up, fall asleep, wake up, fall asleep, wake up, fall asleep, wake up, turn alarm off, get up.

Why she even set the alarm, she wasn't quite sure; she didn't need it.  She did realize, though, that she couldn't make it without God.  Again and again she has had to learn this lesson, and again and again she forgets it.  This time around it wasn't quite as obvious, but thinking back, she realized that she could not have made it through the week without her Savior sustaining her.  Multiple times she felt dizzy enough that she was a bit frightened.  Multiple times she couldn't think straight.  Multiple times, while trying desperately to fall asleep, she wanted to cry.

And He sustained her.

On top of that, He continued to wake her before her alarm.  It's silly, but she hates waking to an alarm, and He knows this.  He is allowing her to wake naturally, without the near heart attack that an alarm causes, and is giving her extra time to spend with Him each morning.

No, it's not ideal, but it's a lesson.

And so the alarm continues to be set, and turned off before making a sound.



Over and out,


P.S.  While this is a great lesson, I would still definitely appreciate your prayers... I could really use a good night's sleep.  Blessings!

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