HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING?


HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING?

Pastor Diane Feola

Proverbs 3:24-26 (NKJV) When you lie down, you will not be afraid; yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.  25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; 26 for the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

The world can be a fearful place; a place of uncertainty and insecurity.  God does not want His children to be fearful and unsettled.  We are in the world, not of it.  He wants us to sleep well, peacefully, and restfully.

You might have trouble sleeping, or trouble resting, but God wants you calm and at peace, because He is watching over you.  Like our Scripture says today, “The Lord is your confidence.”  Look at verse 26 in the Amplified Bible: “For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger].”

That is amazing, right?  He will keep us safe from the things we can see, and even the things we cannot see!  He will keep us safe from the unseen traps the enemy would like to set for us.  Our steps are secure and well lit.  Proverbs 4:18 says, “But the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.”

You have nothing to fear.  God is on your side.  He is the Good Shepherd that makes you lie down in green pastures, and leads you besides the still waters (Psalm 23).  He is leading and guiding you, watching over you, and protecting you. 

He has given you His Word, Jesus, His Spirit, and even His angels to watch over you.  You can lay your head down, and sleep sweetly!

Confession:  When I lie down, my sleep is sweet.  I am not afraid of sudden terror, or of trouble when it comes, because the Lord is my confidence, firm and strong.  He keeps my foot from being caught in a trap, or some hidden danger.

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 8

Acts 7:51 – 8:13

Psalms 129

Proverbs 17:1

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Samuel 16:15-23, 2 Samuel 17, 2 Samuel 18:1-18

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 7:20-43

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 72:1-20

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Samuel 16:15-23, 2 Samuel 17, 2 Samuel 18:1-18

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 7:20-43

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 72:1-20