That's a really long time to be patient! A thousand sleepless nights? That's the equivalent of 3 years of sleepless nights.
Blessings asks what if that's what it takes for is to know that God is near. What if we have to be awake all that time to truly trust him and rely on him? How you spend those nights plays a big part in how they affect you. Do you let the your mind go crazy and quickly get overwhelmed by the thoughts?
Or do you spend that time talking to God, and taking every thought captive for him?
It's a very hard choice, I know from experience! It's so much harder to choose to fight the thoughts and choose God over the thoughts that drag us down.
2 Corinthians 1:9 has been one of my favorite verses lately.
2 Corinthians 12:9 tells us that God's power is made perfect in our weakness. He uses our imperfections for his glory, that other people may know and love him as well. God can use the sleepless nights to teach us, the bad things that happen to help us connect to someone else- the point is God is in complete control and everything is in his plan, and that plan is for the good.
Our God is life and through him we can have life as well (John 10:10).
But part of that life is being able to have faith in God and know that he uses the sleepless nights (Hebrews 11:6).
Just hold on! God is there:)