Hope Notes – Sleep – Nov 29, 2011

Many believers are afflicted with insomnia, a lack of sleep.
This happens for many reasons, but what is more important is that we find out what the Word says about sleep and that we hide that in our heart and then we can enforce God’s promises in our time of need, in this case, when we need to sleep.

Here are some great scriptures to replace negative self-talk about sleeping. Read these throughout the day or before retiring ,and trust God to give you sleep and rest He desires us to have! Good medicine!

Psalm 3:5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

Psa 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psa 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Pro 3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Ecc 5:12 The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

Psa 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

Isa 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:

Isa 57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Romans 8:6 The mind controlled by the sinful nature is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

Heb 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Blessings,
-Kath

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3 Responses to Hope Notes – Sleep – Nov 29, 2011

  1. Tammy says:

    I have to testify. πŸ™‚
    For years I struggled with panic attacks, and then the Lord showed me some of the verses about, and Psalm 27:1. By clinging to what the Word says, I overcame.

    And then last week I was having some physical symptoms that were pretty nasty. One night I got very little sleep because of pain waking me. The net day, the enemy attempted to get me into fear, telling me I’d have another crappy night’s sleep that night, too.

    That afternoon I read a devotion by Rick Renner on speaking the Word and casting down thoughts that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God. Shortly after that, the thoughts of a bad night’s sleep came again, and I stood up and said, “No! The Word says that God gives His beloved sleep, and I am one of His beloved! Thank you, Father, that I will have a good night’s sleep tonight!”

    And every time the thought came again, I’d cast it down in a similar way – mind you, not in a fearful tone, but in the tone of one who knows her rights – what her Daddy has promised her!

    And guess what?

    I slept all the way through the night. The first thing I did before climbing out of bed was to lift my hand to heaven and say, “Thank you, Jesus!”

    Like

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