Friday, October 31, 2014

Zephaniah 3:17 What’s your favorite lullaby?

He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

Remember what you used to do when a baby wouldn't sleep?

  Soothe the cutie who screamed in the nursery.

  Quiet your precious little angel who howled half the night.

  Reassure the toddler who cried because there was a monster in   the closet.

Remember rocking chairs and lullabies?

But no one’s there to rock us or sing to us when we’re all grown up.

We lie there, eyes wide open.

Worried about something we did or experienced that day.

Anxious about what might happen tomorrow.

Afraid because we can’t see any way out of the pit we’re in.

Excited about something fantastic that’s happening or will happen.

I've tried closing my eyes and doing some calm-me-down routine.

I've quoted verses in my mind.

I've counted my husband’s snores.

Nothing worked – until I found Zephaniah 3:17

Now, I close my eyes and imagine my Father delighting in my day, bathing me in His love, and singing to me.

What does He sing? I can’t understand the words but I relax as I envision the tenderness on His face.

Before I know it, I’m asleep!

The worries, anxiety, fear, and even the jazzed-up feelings fade away.

And I sleep.

Do you lie awake?

Find quiet in His love and peace in His singing.

When you can’t go to sleep, how do you quiet your mind?

Peaceful sunset
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Frustrated woman ruigsantoo  via


  1. Lovely. So many times I find myself unable to sleep and end of getting up to work. This is a blog post I needed today. Thanks, Sherry so much for your faithful blogging, my dear friend!

    1. This verse has quieted my mind and soothed my to sleep more times than I can count!
      Thank you so much for your faithful encouragement, Carole!

  2. BTW: have you joined my FB launch of my WWII romantic suspense? With Music in Their Hearts. Just type that title in on fb, and it will take you to the launch page. :)

    1. Thanks for the reminder. I'm definitely going!

  3. Sherry, not sure you got my other two comments so reposting. (Sorry, delete this if you did get them).

    Thanks Sherry, for the post today. It's just what I needed for today. So many times I wake in the night and can't sleep.

    Have you joined my FB launch for my WWII romantic suspense? With Music in Their Hearts. Just type that title in on fb and it will take you there. :)

  4. I got them both but this one didn't show up until today. Go figure. :)