“By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” -Ps 42:8 (NIV)
Do you sleep well at nights? Do you bring the problems of the day to your sleep? Do your worries wake you in the middle of the night? Do you go to sleep in dread of the following day?
Are you looking for ways to cure insomnia?
It doesn’t have to be this way. If we look in the Bible, we can find a cure for insomnia.
In the verse above we find the words, “at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.”
God is the God of our lives. We are safe in his hands. When we begin the day knowing and embracing God’s love, we can be assured that the day will progress according to his direction. When God is in control, his peace –the peace that passes all understanding– will follow us.
How do we know and embrace God’s love?
First we submit every aspect of our life to him. We shouldn’t try to hide anything from him; in fact, we can’t. We can only be open to God. If there is any area in our life we are finding difficulty with, speak it out to God. Don’t be ashamed nor be afraid.
Secondly we look to the Bible to find out what God wants to say to us concerning that difficulty in our life. Try to discover foremost God’s promises concerning that particular issue. Then keep those promises close to your heart. Keep in mind that God’s promises are promises from his heart.
Thirdly, let those promises come into fruition by learning from them in spite of difficult situations. God doesn’t desire that we go through difficult situations, but he at times lets go just as a parent would let go a child who is learning how to walk. At times we’ll stumble and get hurt, but this the only way we’ll learn. Yet, when we learn, God is in fact the one teaching and speaking to us.
Worshiping God, then, before we sleep is a form of giving thanks to him. It is a response to God’s goodness, care and love. It is akin to singing a lullaby to ourselves before we lay our heads on the pillow.
Then peaceful sleep comes. Because it comes from the God of peace.
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” -Psalm 4:8