Nor Does He Sleep - Rest: 40 Days of Refreshment for Women

Nor Does He Sleep

He holds all creation together.

Colossians 1:17

She was sitting in her car seat, singing at the top of her lungs: “He is exhausted, the King is exhausted on high, I will praise Him. . . . He is the Rord . . .”

We were on our way home from church that Sunday afternoon and had just sung that song in the service. Of course, our daughter had a few of the words wrong (exchange exalted for exhausted, and Lord for Rord).

But her rendition of the song got me thinking. Who would blame God for being exhausted? Just listening to my own prayers would make an ordinary person tired. And He listens to the tiniest prayers of His children all over the world. Just taking care of and providing for my little family is a full-time job. But He takes care of and provides for everyone.

He causes His rain to fall on the evil and the good. He sees everything—all the good deeds and all the sin. He holds the universe in place, and He knits our bodies together. He calls the stars out by name every night, and He gives me every breath I take. He had a plan of salvation for the world from the very beginning, and He has a plan for my four-year-old daughter’s life.

What if He decided to chuck it all and take a nap? What if He said, “Whew. I’ve had enough. These people are wearing Me out. I need a break”?

Scripture tells us “he holds all creation together” (Colossians 1:17)—that means every cell in our bodies and this planet that we live on. It means that every single creature and every single human being depend on Him for survival. And it also means that He knows your name and what each day of your life is going to look like.

Remember, God is never asleep at the wheel. He’s in charge of all that’s going on around the globe, and He never takes a day off.

Rest in the truth that God is fully aware of all that is going on in your life. He is tireless in His pursuit, protection, and provision for you.

Rest Assured

Father, thank You that You will never leave us or forsake us. We can relax in the knowledge that You are sovereign over all things, even our very next breath.

Rest in Him: Colossians 1:15-20

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