The bubonic plague or the Black Death, as it is also known, is considered the world’s worst disaster. Over a 5 year period, from 1347 to 1352, 25 million people, 1/3 of Europe’s population, died from the plague.
That was a genuine catastrophe. Maybe remembering that will help us put things in perspective next time we have trouble getting to sleep. We often think it is a catastrophe when we don’t go to sleep within three minutes of our head hitting the pillow. We worry, then we fear, then we panic.
Remember sleeplessness happens to almost everyone at times. Someone said, the best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. When you make a catastrophe of it, you only add fuel to the flame. Taking advantage of those quiet night hours to talk to God and read His Word till sleep comes will transform your sleeplessness from a catastrophic event to a choice opportunity to talk with your Father in Heaven and to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.