If you’re certain you won’t be able to sleep tonight, why not spend that time with God? Or just spend time with him before bed.
Here are a few Psalms or Scriptures to pray over and encourage and calm you.
One of my favorite times of the day are the few minutes of quiet right before I fall asleep for the night. The house is sill and I have some time to process my thoughts and feelings in the cool dark of my bedroom and sometimes in the living room .
I wait for all my my muscles to just relax as I drift into dreamland, and then some nights I don’t. The mind wonders .
So I turn to my favorite Psalms
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. – Psalm 4:8 NIV
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. – Psalm 91:1,5,11
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
When we cry out to the Lord – He hears and He sustains us.
I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lordsustained me.
Jesus commands that we do not worry about tomorrow. We need to obey this.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.