Psalm 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for He grants sleep to those He loves.

Most of us have awakened in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. At times, it’s difficult to go back to sleep. We’ll think about what we have to do that day, that weekend, or our past. The next thing we know, it’s 6:00AM, we have to get up and function through the day with only 4 hours of sleep.

As we can see from Psalm 127, a lack of sleep is not the will of God. Some of us like to believe that God is trying to tell us something during the midnight hour but in actuality, it’s the devil attempting to deprive (steal) our sleep.

The best way to counter Satan’s attack is to pray, worship, and build our faith. Use that time to pray for yourself or others, worship God, or listen to a message from your favorite minister. We’ll either go back to sleep within the hour or get an opportunity to spend time with God. It’s a win win situation.

Don’t get frustrated. Get even by spending time with God and declaring sweet sleep.