Day 9: In the day and the night

When we married we chose three hymns for our wedding service. One of them was the traditional Irish hymn, Be Thou my Vision. I couldn’t have anticipated how its words would stand as a declaration of faith throughout my marriage. Today I’m sharing it as my verse of hope.

This morning it came to my mind when I woke from sleep.

I’ve had trouble with dreams over the past 15 months. I can’t control them, and they have been hard. Sometimes I feel like my waking hours are taking place in the presence of God, but my sleeping hours are something else. I developed a habit of going to bed really, really late because I was scared of bad dreams. It’s a horrible place to be.

Last night I had a dream which made me realise that even my subconscious has experienced the shift I wrote about almost a week ago. The dream itself wasn’t a happy, or particularly enjoyable dream, but what it showed me made me waken excited. God is working in all of me. My conscious and my subconscious.

Today I leave with you the words of the first verse of the hymn:

“Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.”







4 thoughts on “Day 9: In the day and the night

    1. Jamie yes – it is huge. I seem to be experiencing huge change on a daily basis – and I am so grateful. this weekend we plan to have a thankfulness meal as a family – there is a lot to be thankful for 🙂


  1. Reading this made me realise that I used to dread sleep too, because it felt like I’d spend all night looking for my other in my dreams. I hadn’t noticed that I don’t have that level of anxiety any more. I must be letting go. It’s both a sadness and a relief.


    1. I’m glad the anxiety level is dropping. It will go in waves. Enjoy the relief while it’s there. and don’t be panicked if it returns. It’s going to be a long process and you just will be where you will be each day, and night.


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