I have 11 people sleeping in my house, and my day tomorrow is packed from sunrise to sunset….and I CAN’T SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I tossed and turned tonight, I remembered what I was drinking this evening and suddenly realized I had made a huge mistake! I have been making such an effort to stay away from pop and drink more water, but tonight at WalMart I slipped and bought a Diet Coke! What was I thinking?!?!! Here I sit in bed at 3:00 a.m. with my eyes wide open and my heart racing!

When am I going to learn?

I am sure this is a question God asks about me on a daily basis in so many aspects of life. When I’m short with my kids or my husband, when I stress over unmade beds or piles of laundry, when I make an excuse to start my day without my quiet time with Him……..and the list goes on and on.

When am I going to learn?

Thankfully, God is a God of second chances and His mercy is new every morning. I am so thankful to be covered in His grace.

As I sit here tonight reflecting on the fact that caffeine has kept me from sleeping, I have to admit that if I would have been asleep I would have missed these thoughts from God.

Thank you, God, for speaking to me even in the midst of my frustrating tossing and turning. Thank you, God, for reminding me that just as I mess up and determine to do better tomorrow, You see my flaws and shortcomings and love me anyway.

A Grateful Insomniac!