Wednesday, June 20, 2007


During the last week or so I haven't been able to fall asleep very easily. For awhile now I wake often during the night. A couple of nights ago I was not able to fall asleep, so I got online and a friend was there that couldn't sleep either so we chatted for a little while. About a week ago another friend called for prayer because of night terrors. Because of all of this I decided to see what the Lord has to say about sleep and rest.

Both of these ladies read my blog so I am praying that something I find will help each of us to get the restful sleep God has for us.

Ps 121:4 Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Well that is good news. He is always available.

Ps 121;3 He shall not suffer thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber.

He will take care of me even while I sleep.

1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

God speaks to us sometimes through our dreams.

Ps 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for Thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Here is a reassurance that He will keep me safe as I sleep.

Ps 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so He giveth His beloved sleep.

There is a dear sweet lady I got to know through her writings. She made a vow to God many years ago to rise early and spend time with the Lord. For awhile after reading about all the blessings she received from doing that I decided I too would rise very early for my quiet time. I struggled for awhile trying to train myself to do it, but you know what? God made us each differently. I am not an early riser. If I do get up that early, I struggle all day physically and mentally. For awhile I felt horrible that I was failing God by not rising early to spend precious time with Him. Then one day He made me realize that what time of day or night I do it isn't important, what is important is that I DO it. That brought me sweet release from the condemnation I had let the devil put me under. Do I still read her writings? Oh definitely, but I no longer judge my worth to God by what she does or doesn't do differently from me. I judge my worth to God by how well I obey Him.

There are places in the word that use sleep in a spiritual sense but sine we are having trouble with physical sleep I focused on those uses.

Ex 33:14 And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give you rest.

Our rest comes from God. I hope this gives us rest tonight.


FlipFlop Mom said...

ahhhhhhh and here I sit at almost midnight..cause I have slept HORRIBLE for the past week.. I decided to read blogs... and not even write in mine today.. ( I'm so slacking)....

My mind is just "FULL"... and my days have been just as "FULL"...that sleep is not coming..... UGH!!

Mere said...

ooooooooohhhhh mmmmmmyyyyy!! You spoke right to my heart today!!


Happywife84 said...

WOO HOO! I loved this!!! Thank you so much! Going to share this with others!

Shannon P. said...


I'm reading a Joyce Meyer Book- the power of simple prayer and it totally talks about how everyone is unique in their prayer life- some people can rise at 5am and pray for 2 hours, and some can say small prayers throughout the entire day, and some people can do it before bed time- that we all have a unique gift and a unique prayer "language". It opened my eyes to a lot of what you're saying, thanks for sharing this!!! :-)

It blessed me today.