It’s 2:00 AM. You went to bed hours ago, but all you’ve been able to do is toss and turn, winding the sheets into a twisted mess. You’ve gotten up to get a drink of water, read a book, counted backwards from 100. But the real reason you can’t sleep is that you’re worried.
Maybe you’re scared that you’re going to lose your job. Perhaps you’re facing financial problems, and you can’t stop recalculating numbers to find a way to make your paycheck stretch just a little bit farther. It could be that you are having trouble with relationships—your marriage might be strained or a loved one is sick.
Whatever your stress may be, the Bible contains promises that bring comfort and peace. The next time that you can’t fall asleep because of worry, meditate on these verses to remind you that God is with you in the midst of your difficult circumstances.
- God will give you strength.
"I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me." — Philippians 4:13
- God is a safe place of refuge.
"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." — Psalm 46:1-3 (GNTD)
- God can be trusted with your worries.
"Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus." — Philippians 4:6, 7
- Nothing can separate you from God’s love.
"For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below—there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord." — Romans 8:38, 39 (GNTD)
- God is with you.
"Do not be afraid — I am with you! I am your God — let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you." — Isaiah 41:10 (GNTD)
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