June 05, 2020 · Bob Gass
Having Trouble Sleeping?
“You can go to bed without fear…lie down and sleep soundly.” Proverbs 3:24 NLT
Insomnia is a miserable thing. At any given time, it affects 30 to 50 percent of the population. You dread bedtime, toss and tumble all night, and walk around exhausted the next day. And when it continues for weeks or even months, it can depress you and rob you of your joy. Is that what’s happening to you right now? Then let God help you. His Word says He “gives rest to his loved ones” (Psalm 127:2 NLT). His promise is “You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly.” And if you’re addicted to sleeping pills, the Great Physician can heal you. Make this your prayer today: “Father, shine Your light on the root cause of my sleeplessness. Whatever anxieties are stopping me from entering into a state of restorative slumber, I cast them all on You as instructed, knowing You care for me (see 1 Peter 5:7). Calm my racing thoughts and restless mind. Help me to be still and know You are my God (see Psalm 46:10). I submit to Your command not to worry about anything, but to pray about everything instead. I bring my needs to You and thank You for all You have already done. Your Word assures me that if I do this, I’ll experience Your peace, which is more wonderful than the human mind can understand, and it will guard my heart and my mind (see Philippians 4:6-7). By faith I will lie down tonight without fear or anxiety and enjoy pleasant dreams. Yes, I will lie down in peace and sleep because You, Lord, will keep me safe (see Psalm 4:8). In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”