Why Do We Do Our Best Thinking When We’ll Never Remember It?
I can remember being told that the best time to memorize Bible verses was right before bed. They say that you remember what you were doing right before you went to sleep, and your brain will retain it.
I think that’s what they tell all the college kids that have a lot to memorize.
Still, I do find it fascinating that in the quiet just before we go to sleep, we can often solve problems that we had during the day, and on the flip side we dream things we want to remember, but never can. It’s like we were designed to not be focused 100% of every day, and the labor-saving devices that we have created are making it so that we have no time for meditation or contemplation.
Maybe that’s why my Fit Bit now has some kind of mindfulness setting on it, where they monitor my breathing and make sure I’m relaxed.
Many things weigh on our minds and fill us with worry, to the point that we have difficulty sleeping. Sometimes these things can dominate our daytime as well. God tells us in his Word that his burden is light, and that we can rest in him. If he feeds the birds and clothes the fields, is he not also strong enough to care and feed us?
We all have a hard time trusting because we have the ability to control so many things about our life right now– or we have the illusion of control. We need to practice resting in Christ and letting him drive our lives.
Then all those pesky bugs will not be something keeping us up at night.