“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” (Ps 91:1-2, NIV)
Thanks be to God, I now found myself able to sleep through the night, breathe like never before and avoid sleep apnea. Still I had a couple of challenges: I had a hard time falling asleep, and when I woke up I often felt tired. Minor details, but still quite important to me. Furthermore I had to stop any ministry around 6:30 P.M., otherwise I wouldn’t sleep at all. My brain wouldn’t stop running. It seems it was doing a non-stop marathon! Quite a handicap, don’t you think?
Humanly these challenges seemed to have no solution, and all I could do was live with them. At least that’s what I thought. Still, when I read my Bible I was assured of one fact: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10) Last summer I came to my Heavenly Father and poured my heart out to Him for wisdom and healing from above, and He sure answered me.
God advised me to stop taking my shower at night, even though human wisdom advised to do otherwise. I started to take my showers in the morning, ending with a cold shower (Even in the winter!). It sure revived me, and now I am no longer tired during the day and I am more relaxed at night.
I was also advised to research what would help me to fall asleep faster, through natural means. As I read posts from all around the world, I noticed that people were vouching for three natural remedies: D3, B6 and Magnesium.
I started to take these three, and I found I would fall asleep quite quickly. Additionally, I now was able to take care of the ministry until 9 PM, without any consequences. My brain would not continue to be overcharged as it used to be, and I could go to bed completely relaxed. Bye bye overactive imagination!
My wife saw the change in me and wanted to experiment with these vitamins as well. She was also experiencing sleep difficulties due to the cancer medication she is on. Her reaction to these remedies was quite different. She has had restless leg syndrome all of her life. The moment she begins to try and relax, her legs begin to jump, which wakes her up completely. It has always interfered with her sleep, and now even more. After starting to take these three remedies, her legs stopped jumping! In fact, on most nights, she doesn’t have any problems at all, and only occasionally does she get the tiniest twitch! Praise God, an answer to our prayers!
Psalms 92:1-2 became a reality to me and it can be your reality as well.
One thing I have learned is that human wisdom isn’t always the best cause of action. In fact, it is hardly ever proficient. However, as children of the Most High, we have the opportunity to come into the presence of our Father at any time. He will always welcome us with open arms, listen to us with compassion and guide us to a so-much needed solution.
I encourage anyone to come to Him with an open and sincere heart, and find out for yourselves how much He loves you! He will see you through! Believe me. I am living proof.
Can’t sleep at night? Are you tired through the day? Medicine will not cure you. In fact you would have to face another addiction instead. Come to our Heavenly Daddy instead. He is there for you!
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