I love the idea that every day is new, with no mistakes in it. When I awake in the morning it is almost as if sleep has cleansed me of anything bad that may have happened yesterday, giving me a fresh start.
In Ephesians 2:10 it says, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God equipped us in advance to do."
The word equip means, to prepare, adjust, fit, re-adjust, supply, mend, or complete.
I wonder, does God "adjust" me at night? When I am sleeping, is He mending things in my spirit that happened the previous day? Everyday brings specific trials, hurts, stress, and fatigue. So many times, I have opened my eyes in the morning with the first thought of, "thank you, a new day." This is one of those blessings that we can miss, or take for granted. It is such a common thing..sleep. We come to expect it, and get angry when we don't get it. I have heard of torture used by some countries, where they deny the captive sleep. We have all heard people talk about insomnia as debilitating and in many cases, the cause of depression. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain. Research shows, not only weight gain, but many other negative side effects to our health.