Many parents of eczema children will attest that sleeping through the night is Mission Impossible. In fact, many of us would be happy to have few hours of uninterrupted sleep, and to wake up without finding blood on our child’s bed sheet or body. Sleep deprivation robs our children (and us, moms and dads!) of much needed rest, which have repercussion on skin healing, weight gain and concentration. While we certainly try to help our eczema child sleep better, many parents struggle every night to keep the scratching off. Some days, I almost feel like the Little Einstein’s motto “We’re On a Mission” in my quest to have decent sleep.
God intended for all of us to sleep, He certainly made us such that we NEED to sleep! God possibly want us to sleep to remind us that we can rest in Him and trust Him to take care of our life – because while we need to sleep, God does not. I do pray that God will help your child to sleep well, without feeling itchy and scratching, so that you can sleep well knowing that Someone who doesn’t slumber is watching over your child.
Psalm 121:4 He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Dear God, you know how many nights our family have gone without proper sleep. You understand our fatigue, helplessness and the strain sleep deprivation has created in our lives. God, please relieve my child from itch at night, keep the scratching away and let my family have peaceful sleep, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
The God who loves us does not sleep.