Today I am suffering the effects of lack of sleep. It was probably 3am before I got to sleep last night or should I say this morning. Yesterday before going to bed I watched a movie called Take Shelter, made in 2011. The “information” said it was about a man having apocalyptic dreams who decided to upgrade his back yard shelter, but it was so much more than that. Turned out to be a psychological drama about a man who may or may not be developing a mental illness as his mother had when he was a boy of 10. Were his dreams about an illness coming upon him? or were they premonitions. I went to bed before it was over and tossed and turned thinking about it. This movie to me was all about fear.. fear of the unknown was taking hold of him. Was he sick? or was there truly a disaster coming?
I don’t really know why this movie had such a hold on me, perhaps sometimes I have fear of the unknown.
And yet I am a Christian and I am not supposed to fear what the world or man might do to me because I have a home in heaven waiting for me. Christians are admonished to fear the Lord in a reverential way because of who He is, Almighty God.
Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
I hope that tonight will be a peaceful night of restorative sleep.
edited to add that after writing this post yesterday, I had a very good sleep last night.. from now on I will have to be very careful what I watch before I go to bed..