I’ve had nights when it has been really difficult to fall asleep and I knew the bible said some stuff about sleep, but I never did the research to find a bunch of verses to stand on. I just got an email from a friend of mine (Jim) with a load of bible verses that I am planning on taking advantage of when I am having a hard time falling asleep… I generally don’t have insomnia issues, but if I ever did these would be good to have in the back pocket…
Here are some great scriptures to replace negative self-talk about sleeping. Read these throughout the day or before retiring for the next 30 days,and trust God to give you sleep and rest He desires us to have! Good medicine!
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
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.
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:
He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.