If you're anything like me and struggle to fall asleep at times, I'd want to share with you some of my favorite psalms to read before bed to help me submit to sleep:
The first verse of Psalm 116
Psalm 116:7 is a verse from the Bible that I memorized almost ten years ago. On a sleepless night, this is the verse I turn to first, repeating it over and over in my head. I say it slowly so that I can actually think about what I'm saying. I'm reminded that my soul can rest in the knowledge that the Lord is kind, and that I have so much proof of His goodness in my life to support this belief. I then begin to reflect on all of the blessings I have received and all that the Lord is doing for me. This passage serves as a constant reminder to me that God is with me, and it provides me with a sense of calm that calms my mind, body, and soul.
Psalm 4 is the second verse.
Because only you, Lord, can keep me secure, I will lie down and sleep in complete tranquility and safety. - Psalm 4:8 New International Version
After a long and exhausting day, you'd think the only thing my body would want to do is fall asleep as soon as possible. Nope! I've discovered that having a busy day usually results in more difficulty going asleep. My thoughts are racing through my head about everything that transpired that day and what might happen tomorrow.
What are the chances of anything happening tomorrow?
What do you think will happen next year?
What happens if something terrible occurs to me? What about my husband? What about my children?
There is nothing worse than trying to fall asleep while racing through your mind with worried thoughts. Psalm 4 is one of my favorite passages to read during these times. It serves as a constant reminder to me that God is in command, that He is my protector, and that I may put my trust in Him. That's a truth I can rest easy knowing is true.
The third verse of Psalm 91
Whoever lives under the protection of the Most High will be protected by the Almighty's wing and shadow. You will no longer be terrified of the terrors of the night or the arrows that fly by day. Because he will instruct his angels to watch over you and protect you in all your endeavors. - Psalm 91:1, 5, and 11 (KJV)
The most of the time, I don't have any frightening ideas. However, as soon as I lay my head on the pillow, they all want to assault me. Fear, on the other hand, is the adversary of sleep. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy Psalm 91. However, if you have the opportunity, or if you are experiencing sleeplessness due to worry, I strongly advise you to read the complete Psalm above instead of just a few verses. It serves as a constant reminder to me that God will not only protect me, but He will also defend me. In Psalm 91, it is shown that my fearful thoughts are little compared to the power that my God possesses to vanquish them.
I have yet to confront a battle that has not been addressed by the Lord in His written Word. This includes my inability to fall asleep on some evenings as well. It is the Word of God that assists me in letting go of the cares of this world and realizing how dependable our God is in all things. And depending on His truths, even on sleepless nights, gives me the impression that God Himself is rocking me to sleep. In order to fall asleep faster the next time you have difficulties falling asleep, consider listening to these Psalms. It is my hope that the truth of God's word brings you to a place of peace in your heart that will allow you to sleep well for many nights to come.
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