"My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep." -- Psalm 121:2-4
Some people have fear of anesthesia during surgery. Others fear the unknown and fail to sleep soundly. Still others need to be in constant control of everything to prevent failure. As a result, these are people who rarely find rest or any degree of peace, because anxiety rules every hour. If only someone greater would watch over them day and night.
The Psalmist was a very different person than those mentioned above. He knew someone greater, who would never let his foot slip. This someone watched over him day and night, never sleeping or closing his eyes. The writer knew that his help came from the Maker of heaven and earth, and caring for his life was small potatoes compared to creating the universe.
Are you at rest today my friend? Can you peacefully accept the anesthesia and sleep as the surgeon does his work? Do you easily find sleep in the night hours, waking refreshed in the morning? If not, you need to find help; and the only guaranteed help is found in the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will always be awake while you rest in HIM.