I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Have trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. A recent study found 77 percent of Americans sleep fitfully. Nearly half of us say we’re losing sleep because of anxiety about what’s going on around us. Many have trouble sleeping because of concern about their loved ones or loneliness.3
In her book, God’s Peace for When You Can’t Sleep, Christina Vinson suggests focusing our hearts and minds on God’s promises and on the sweetness of prayer as the day ends.
“Take in a deep breath. Exhale the stress you are holding, and breathe in the peace of God, letting the promises of His Word flood your tired soul. And then, as you close your eyes and lay your head down, know that He is right there with you; He is your rock, your strength, your ever-present help in times of trouble, even in the quiet hours of the morning.”
God’s eternal peace will cover all our troubles in this world and carry us into eternal peace.
Lord, You are the Giver of rest. Help me trust that You have everything under control, and that my job is not to juggle everything, but to hand all of my burdens over to You, the all-powerful, able, strong God. Christina Vinson
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