Do you struggle with falling asleep at night?
Does it seem whether you go to bed “on time” or stay up late trying to tire yourself out – you still can’t seem to fall asleep?
The good news is, before you reach for a bottle of sleeping pills – or worry the night away as you toss and turn in bed – God’s Word may be just the cure you need – and here’s how it works.
To start – insomnia is real – and it’s estimated more than 70 million Americans struggle with it.
But it’s not surprising – with the blue glow from the latest technological device disrupting our circadian rhythm – to the pressure and stress of living in a “hustle now; sleep when I’m dead” culture – many people can’t seem to turn off their minds and sleep.
So how can the Bible help?
Well to start – God actually has a lot to say about rest and sleep.
A Cure For Anxiety
“It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30
When the cares of this world seem overwhelming, remember the promises of God – He is the Good Shepard who watches over you and wants to give you rest.
Sometimes we all can be focused on the problems of “today” – and lose sight of eternity and the bigger picture.
We even worry about things that won’t matter five years from now – such as whether our kitchen sink was clean and sparkling enough before bed – or if our boss was mad at something we said that day at work.
God is the ultimate cure for all of our anxiety, troubles, and worries, and He speaks to us through His Word.
Lay down all your worries at the foot of the cross… and go to sleep!
Consider Reading The Bible Before Bed
Reading at night can usually tire the eyes and cause you to become drowsy – so what better way to get sleepy than reading the Word of God!
Consider spending time in God’s Word every night and do a devotional where you praise Him for the blessings of that day.
Or – if you’re in a bad spot – you can even write out your worries and fearful thoughts – and ask God for help.
There’s nothing sweeter than falling asleep as you meditate on God’s Word.
Audio Bible & Worship
Perhaps you’d prefer to listen to the Bible before bed and fall asleep with Scripture playing in your ear.
Some insist this helps combat nightmares, as the Word of God continues to play throughout the night, even when one is asleep.
Others choose to put on soft worship music or a Biblically guided Scripture meditation.
The choices are endless – and you may be surprised how saturating your mind and soul in God’s Word can help you beat your insomnia once and for all.
Do you struggle with insomnia?
Are you willing to try the Word of God to help you rest in His presence and His peace?
You can post your answers to our Facebook page and join in the conversation with other believers from all around the world.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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