How many of us have had or are having trouble falling sleep? Our minds won’t stop wandering or we are constantly moving, rolling from side to side trying to find the comfortable way to fall asleep. There is usually much more than physical discomfort at work when this is happening. If we are trying to control everything in our lives we keep thinking about the next thing we need to focus on and if we go with very little sleep too long we will eventually wear out sooner than we should. Being unable to fall asleep is a spiritual problem more than anything else. We all need to rest and recharge. One thing that has worked great is when I hit the pillow and close my eyes I start to pray in my mind, prayer that is memorized, whether it is bible verses or the Our Father. It keeps my mind focused and I drift off secure in the hands of the Lord. Another great source of soothing bible verses are in the Psalms. If you are struggling to fall asleep try something new, put yourself in God’s hands for your rest. May you find rest and be at peace with God.
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
(This photo was taken in September of 2016 at a lake place in central Minnesota)