God created us to need rest. And even God himself rested on the seventh day after he’d created the world. While God doesn’t need physical sleep the way we do, He knows the importance of rest and relaxation. God wants you to have a restful night’s sleep every night, so that you can be energized every day to do whatever He’s called you to do. If you’re struggling with resting peacefully, meditate on these verses from God’s Word.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
Return, O my soul, to your rest, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil, for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Read these Bible verses – and others – before going to bed each night, meditate on God’s love for you, and may you have a peaceful night’s sleep!