He Never Sleeps

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.” (Psalm 103:2-5)

“How come you didn’t put a sick call?” I asked the ill-looking male inmate who was complaining of sore throat and difficulty breathing for 4 days.

“I did, few days ago, Ma’am.”

“No! I have your sick call slip here. It was only put in today.”

He didn’t know what to say. He knew that only life-threatening cases were usually seen at night.

“My point, Sir, was for you not to wait for so long the moment you didn’t feel good. Because nursing staff is here 24/7, even if the doctor is not available at night. We can help you to the best we can. Before something gets worse.”

“I’m sorry, Ma’am.”

“No! Don’t say sorry. It’s just hard to treat something that gets so worse when it could have been prevented.” “Now, say ‘ahhhh!” I had a hard time putting his tongue down with a depressor. Through the difficulty, I was surprised to see his throat.

I was taken aback to see how big his tonsils were. No wonder he was having difficulty breathing because he had “kissing tonsils”. It could be life threatening at times if they indeed get so swollen and could block his airway. I didn’t waste any minute. Immediately, I contacted the on-call physician. He gave me orders to give medications to reduce the swelling right away and started him on some antibiotics. 10 minutes later, the swelling had gone down a little bit. But I wasn’t still satisfied. I still put him in our doctor’s sick call that morning thinking that he might need a shot of antibiotics, aside from the pill form.

“Thank you, Ma’am,” he uttered with relief. “I’m starting to swallow and could feel the difference.”

“That’s why we’re here. Remember, we are here 24/7. Next time something goes wrong, don’t wait too long to be seen either by nurses or doctor.”

That night when I returned to work, I noticed our jail doctor did add a shot of antibiotics and he agreed with the other medications I already had issued to the inmate.

This Monday, the pollen had been high and the gusty winds just made it worse for allergy sufferers like me. Last night, I barely slept because I started coughing though I wasn’t as congested as I used to. I still thanked the Lord that my allergy was not as bad anymore as it used to be. I thanked Him knowing that I could seek Him because He was and is available 24/7.

Our God never sleeps and I know that He is always available to comfort us.

Pardon me my friends if I haven’t been able to visit you lately. But I pray for the Lord to bless you all and grant your hearts’ desires according to His will.


  1. I hope your allergies get better. I've been on Flonase and Zyrtec...ugh.

  2. PRAISE GOD He is available 24/7...Praying your allergies don't give you too much trouble. = )

  3. Awesome post, praying for you sis.

  4. Never heard of kissing tonsils! Bet that inmate hopes he never hears of it again!

  5. What a powerful ministry you have, Rosel! I enjoy the way you translate it to stories, and then further connect them to timeless principles.

    I've been awake in the night before with sickness or pain, and I doubt there's a time of day more lonely under the circumstances. Just knowing the Lord is near often makes the difference between rest and restless.

    God bless you!

  6. Thank God we are told that He never sleeps nor slumbers. He is vigilant in His care over us!

  7. As always, I'm blessed! Thanks for sharing your world with us.

  8. Knowing the Lord never sleeps or slumbers is comforting to me. Thanks for this, Rosel! Love you.

  9. Knowing He never sleeps, lets me sleep better:)

  10. What an uplifting post. Thanks so much for reminding us that God is always here with us regardless of the time, the place, or who we are. What peace that brings. God bless.

  11. I love that song so much and the promise: He never sleeps. God bless you, friend.

  12. this song is really peaceful, I like it very much too... I know GOD will never sleep even we are sleeping, it reminds me when it was an earthquake two month ago, when I sleep like a pig, There's suddenly a voice calling me to wake up :)

    God always protect us anytime, everytime

  13. Oh Rosel! Praise the Lord HE gave you wisdom and compassion for these inmates....
    I am so thankful HE never sleeps nor slumbers but is watching over me and you each and every minute! What comfort is knowing this!

    I pray for you my dear friend! I love you so

  14. I think just about everyone I know is suffering with allergies this spring!

    This is a great post, as always1


  15. Something seems to be wrong with my Firefox. It's giving me an error on all youtube videos I try to watch on blogger. I just now tried to watch this one from IE and Yay! I'm so glad I did because it was a great comfort to me today.

    Praying you have some relief from your allergies.

    Rich blessings my friend!

  16. It's so comforting to know He never sleeps...He's always there...as close as our breath. Stay strong and take gentle care of yourself. Always in your corner.

  17. Thank you for the wonderful reminder that our God does not sleep and is always available. We are blessed to be His people!

  18. 24/7/365 - amazing how your job is a ministry to the inmates and a school for spiritual growth for you. Thank you for passing on your learnings and association with the word of God. Where do you find these great videos? What a blessing! Brian

  19. Amen Rosel. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I have not been around much, just now trying to catch up on some of my blogs. Thank you as always for your encouraging words of encouragement. Blessings to you dear one.

  20. Happy Mother's Day dear one.
    Love the song.
    Beautiful post!


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