“Sweet Sleep” 3/08/2022 Written by Cindy Hess Kasper for “Our Daily Bread”

“Our Daily Bread”     http://odb.org

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie    http://www.harvest.org/devotional   

 

Christian Home Decor. Wall Decal. Bible Scripture: Psalm 4:8 Girl – Jeyfel

 

Written by Cindy Hess Kasper for “Our Daily Bread” @  http://odb.org

[Click on the “Listen Online” link and listen to the audio version at the top, including the prayer at the end in the original post link below]

Original post @ https://odb.org/US/2022/02/06/sweet-sleep

February 6

Sweet Sleep

When you lie down, you will not be afraid [and] your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:24

 

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Proverbs 3:19–24

When my friend Floss lies awake at night, she thinks about the lyrics of the hymn “My Jesus I Love Thee.” She calls it her “middle-of-the-night” song because it helps her to remember God’s promises and the many reasons she loves Him.

Sleep is a necessary—but sometimes elusive—part of life. At times we may sense the voice of the Holy Spirit bringing unconfessed sin to our mind. Or we begin worrying about our job, our relationships, our finances, our health, or our children. Soon a full-scale dystopian future starts running on a loop in our brain. We assume we nodded off for a bit, but when we look at the clock, we realize it’s been only moments since we last checked.

In Proverbs 3:19–24, King Solomon suggested that we can receive sleep benefits when we embrace God’s wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. In fact, he claimed, “They will be life for you . . . . When you lie down, you will not be afraid [and] your sleep will be sweet” (vv. 22, 24).

Maybe we all need a “middle-of-the-night” song, prayer, or Bible verse to softly whisper to help us shift our jumbled-up thoughts to a mind fully focused on God and His character. A clear conscience and a heart full of gratitude for God’s faithfulness and love can bring us sleep that’s sweet.

By:  Cindy Hess Kasper

Reflect & Pray

How might turning to God when you can’t sleep give you peace? What song, prayer, or Scripture can you meditate on to help you focus on God?

Dear God, thank You for loving me. Help me to focus on Your faithfulness instead of the worries of this life.

*****************************************************

P.S. (from bruce)  When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

You say you are a “born again” believer…  BUT  is your soul ON FIRE for the Lord ??  If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/

Picture credit:  https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS832US832&sxsrf=APq-WBvGvpLkXc2F_Hs3RpZUg2KEPeLi2w:1646687971343&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=image+Psalm+4:8&fir=ENtc7jbYQfA6HM%252C7WhKyyCa_lt4YM%252C_%253BUDnQPApvNyq8QM%252Cqvdnj0unufQ-KM%252C_%253BJzWWFh-WCVym6M%252CFu66JkriM0HUaM%252C_%253BKV4u67JYmLUsWM%252Copuu6Uxu8_ay6M%252C_%253BH9iN41Lt2q8beM%252CtwY5ONC1ZQE6iM%252C_%253B-pLo4wHJMlwg5M%252CQmvCAHAWUwmidM%252C_%253BvBPXWmjrN_E1UM%252CqbGTZJQVsWEeoM%252C_%253BmJvzGO1nBPiDHM%252Cz0Ooi5-MA176GM%252C_%253BdDuhpEQL2F1IyM%252CqUKop0SU2jyeTM%252C_%253Br4Hr3rwqyz4ySM%252CRDKivrLTSiYfeM%252C_%253Bkm4eJrXPjBO0lM%252CfiqcxE158UFf1M%252C_%253BbBfAmCzSnl8fAM%252CBq0SefIBxQgi3M%252C_%253B1UyVcqKpywAolM%252CO8mx7JFag1OZLM%252C_%253BXNcJ6D83q5DAmM%252CNRb3PampIgFIgM%252C_%253BuZrGB8BFurUEbM%252CyFCdqBvsPyJwNM%252C_%253BzeTJ_d8vWkqAfM%252CnnZbkzqFeoCE4M%252C_&usg=AI4_-kSnRviGkVDbHxiTkSmv9eS0sCMq8g&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjZvtnc9rT2AhWwlIkEHU_oCVYQ7Al6BAgCEEc&biw=1408&bih=844&dpr=1#imgrc=0BByq9iXQ5Y4uM

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
This entry was posted in Sweet Sleep and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to “Sweet Sleep” 3/08/2022 Written by Cindy Hess Kasper for “Our Daily Bread”

  1. Age and health also have a bearing on sleep, but age and health also gives the benefits of understanding God’s peace more, as well!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.