Boasting in the Lord my God


My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
Micaiah is 12 weeks today and last night was our second night in a row of a longer stretch of sleep for him (and us)! It was 6.5 hrs two nights ago, then last night was 8 hours between feeds. I don't know if this will continue until he is able to sleep completely through the night or if he will regress, but all I can do is boast in the Lord about these successes.
I have to admit that I have stressed, worried, and really struggled with comparing Micaiah to other friend's babies when it came to sleep. I knew all babies were different (duh!), but Satan really attacked me when I looked around to the majority of my friends whose babies, around the same age, were going longer already or friend's babies that started sleeping sooner. I got tired of hearing about, "Well, my baby did THIS or was doing THIS by that point!", when I was so sleep deprived. It was more annoying than helpful.
It was two days ago that I stopped trusting in other things to get my baby to sleep. It was two days ago that I resolved that Micaiah would sleep longer when God wanted him to. It was exactly after this that Micaiah slept for longer.
I really think that this is true for so many things in life. It's when we get to the point where we go, "Okay, Lord, I've tried all this on my own and nothing has worked. This is all yours." It's at that point that God often, at least in my life, shows off.
Why? Because if anything else that I had tried had worked, then I could boast in those things, not my God.
So, I'm glad that trying all these other sleep methods didn't work for us because that means that I can trust in the Lord my God to do what he is more than capable of doing.
Did Babywise work? Nope.
Did going with the flow work? Nope.
Did a balance of these things work? Nope.
Did my God work? Yep. And for this I am grateful.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
-Proverbs 3:5-6

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