Everyone knows what it’s like to when you can’t sleep at night is, but as per my own experience, that tiny habit could develop into a vicious cycle and the cost of this “cycle” is a poor health and a low productivity. Many folks I know have tried exercise, healthy diets, meditation and almost everything you could think of that could “supposedly” generate a good night’s sleep – and when I tried, nothing worked!
However, in the past few years, I’ve learned that instead of counting sheep, all I need to do is to spend some time meditating on God’s word before going to bed. So, if you are a Christian and you are not able to find your way to dreamland, here are some Bible verses for you!
From Proverbs 3: 1-2/ 24-26:
“Do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity…When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, 26 for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.”
From Psalm 7:1-17:
“A passionate song of David, which he sang to Adonai concerning Cush, a Benjamite. 2 Adonai my God, in You I have taken refuge. Save me from each of my persecutors, and deliver me. 3 Otherwise he will rip me apart like a lion, with no one to rescue me. 4 Adonai my God, if I have done this— if there is guilt on my hands, 5 if I have paid back evil to anyone at peace with me, or unjustly attacked my adversary, 6 then let the enemy chase me, overtake me, and trample me into the ground, leaving my honor in the dirt! Selah 7 Arise, Adonai, in Your anger, arise against the fury of my enemies! Awake for me! You decreed justice. 8 Let an assembly of peoples gather around You and return on high, above them. 9 Adonai judges the peoples. Vindicate me, Adonai, according to my righteousness and integrity in me. 10 Please, end the evil of the wicked and sustain the righteous. A just God examines hearts and minds. 11 My shield is God— Savior of the upright in heart. 12 God is a righteous judge, a God who is indignant every day. 13 If He does not relent, He will sharpen His sword. He has bent His bow and made it ready. 14 He prepares His own deadly weapons. He makes His fiery arrows. 15 Look! The one pregnant with trouble conceives mischief and brings forth deceit.[a] 16 He digs a pit, scrapes it out, and then falls into the hole he has made. 17 His mischief will turn on his own head. His violence will boomerang on his crown.”
From Matthew 11: 28-29:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
From Psalm 23:1-6:
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
From John 14:27:
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
From Psalm 3:5:
“I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.”