What Keeps Me Up At Night – Guest Post by Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson is a kindred spirit. From the moment we met at our speaking critique group at She Speaks we were cutting up and laughing like we had known each other for years. I love Lisa’s heart for God, her love of horses, and her desire to share her love with others.

What Keeps Me Up At Night

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Reins for Renewal Edit

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night with your heart and mind heavy with Worry? I do. If you are anything like me, it can be worry about children, a husband who is working too hard, a job, finances, and just plain worrying about what your life means…if anything.

It’s 2:56 AM and I am up with Worry. He’s really not a friend, although we visit often. My over-active mind does not allow me to sleep when it’s running on and on about the things I’ve been thinking about through the day. However, in the middle of this night, I am reminded of what Matthew 6:25 & 27 have to say; (25) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? (27) Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

God knew we were going to Worry. Our fast-paced society keeps us going and going and soon stress and worry, if we are not careful, sets in and takes over! Our minds can make us crazy with all the thoughts of worry that we typically have. However, in this passage of scripture, God is telling us to TRUST in HIM and not to worry! He tells us NOT to worry about food, clothes, his love, our lives, a job, our children, LIFE~ things we often worry about. If we really trust him, we are to give him our stress, our worries, our confusion, & our concern. And while sometimes it’s easy to give him our “junk”, we have to be very careful to give it to him and leave it with him. Afterall, who of us can add a single hour to our lives by worrying?

What is it that keeps you up at night?


Lisa Johnson is a wife of 15 yrs, a mother of four children and accomplished Reining and Cutting Competitor. Lisa’s passion for family, life, and horses makes her the perfect choice for any Women’s Ministry or Equine Event. Her humorous anecdotes will make you laugh and her story will inspire you. Lisa’s down-to-earth personality invites women from all backgrounds to find the renewal that comes from having a relationship with a horse and with Christ.