There are some nights when my son just refuses to go to sleep. It is evident that he is tired but for whatever reason, he does not care to lie down. Some nights he will cry for a few minutes and then he snuggles up with his teddy bear and goes off to sleep. Other nights are different and while he is being fussy, the teddy bear just don’t cut it.
On the nights when he is overly fussy, I will walk into his room and sit in the rocking chair. I will reassure him and tell him that it is ok because Daddy will be with him until he goes to sleep. I have not figured out how this all works but it does. It seems as if just knowing that Daddy is in the room is security enough for my son to go to sleep.
Restlessness, stress, fear, anxiousness do on occasion rear their ugly heads in the life of a Christian. It seems that peace and security are out of reach.