Having trouble sleeping? You’re not alone! Last month, veteran military wife Rosie Williams wrote a great column on the subject called “Zzzzzzs Please!” Today, I’d like to just share with you some great Bible verses for those nights of insomnia. (You might also check out the “Go-to Scriptures for when you’re fearful or anxious.”) Print these out and keep them on your nightstand.
“On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night” (Psalm 63:6).
“Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord” (Lamentations 2:19a).
“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises” (Psalm 119:147-148).
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8).
“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared” (Proverbs 3:24-26).
“You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you” (Psalm 91:5-7).
“I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me” (Psalm 3:5)
“He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:3-4).
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him” (Psalm 62:5).
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).
“He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD” (Psalm 112:7).
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7).
**For more biblically-based encouragement, see the devotional books Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, and Faith Deployed . . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives.