I will be real for a moment. For some reason I had to get up to share this with you. It must be that someone else is having trouble sleeping tonight. I was just getting ready to do this but had to tell you first. When I can't sleep or things are really bothering me...I pick up my Bible...lay it on my chest...wrap my arms around it...and talk to God. I just ask Him to give me peace and help me to rest in Him. It is amazing how He calms my soul and helps me. Before too long I go to sleep. Why? Why does doing that one simple thing work? I think because I am finally just putting all my trust in HIM! I have to trust Him to help me sleep peacefully. He is amazing! Whenever I do this I sleep well and am rested...even when it's a short night. When I don't place my trust in Him...it's a restless night.
So...if your having problems sleeping...try it. What do you have to lose?
Maybe your just having problems. Things aren't going well for you. Do you need a Savior? Have you asked Jesus to come into your life? If you have asked Him but things still aren't going well...have you totally surrendered to Him? Have you let Him help you with the hard stuff? The depression...the addictions...the loneliness...anything else you might struggle with? I have had all these problems. Actually, I still struggle with them sometimes. I have found out though that I don't have to let these things win. GOD is bigger than any of these things. I'm not...I don't have what it takes, on my own, to get past these things when they come up. But, I know what to do now to get help to get past them. It's only Jesus that can help you. Only He can give you peace. Surrender to Him and rest!!
I use this verse a lot. It's a good reminder.
6-7Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
The Message (MSG)