More than a third of Americans aren’t getting enough shut-eye.
Are you one of them?
Maybe you can’t remember the last time you had a good sleep. You find it hard to fall asleep every night. And when you finally do slumber, you wake up in the middle of the night like clockwork.
After tossing in the darkness and fluffing your pillows forty-seven times, you finally give up. You look at your phone or go for a walk to the kitchen or lie awake dreading how tired you’ll be in the morning. You tell yourself you’ll get better sleep the next night.
But no matter what you do, you find yourself stuck in a cycle of sleepless nights and too little rest.
If this sounds like you, I encourage you to take some time right now to bring the stress of your sleepless nights to God. Whatever the cause of your tossing and turning, God can give you the rest you need at night—and the grace to power through those groggy days. If you’re feeling worn out and tired right now, hold onto God’s promises to take care of you and give you the strength you need to keep going.
These 5 verses will get you started:
Don't you know? Haven't you heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God;
he created all the world.
He never grows tired or weary.
No one understands his thoughts.
He strengthens those who are weak and tired.
God is our shelter and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken
and mountains fall into the ocean depths;
even if the seas roar and rage,
and the hills are shaken by the violence.
The Lord is like a strong tower, where the righteous can go and be safe.
When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace;
you alone, O Lord, keep me perfectly safe.
But those who trust in the Lord for help
will find their strength renewed.
They will rise on wings like eagles;
they will run and not get weary;
they will walk and not grow weak.
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