Within the past couple months, I’ve hit another round of difficulty sleeping. One night a few weeks ago, I could not get my mind to shut down and had to move to the couch for fear of keeping my husband awake. At 2 am, I lie on the couch and prayed to the Lord.
God, I am so very tired. Please, please help me to rest. Just relax and rest. I need you, Jesus, to give me peace and put my mind at ease. Thank you, Father. Amen.
Yes, the prayer was that brief. I was completely exhausted. The next thing I knew, the alarm was beeping at me and it was 6 am. I couldn’t believe how refreshed I felt on 4 solid hours of sleep! It felt like such a gift from the Lord.
It’s been a few years since I’ve had this much trouble with just falling asleep, though I’ve been a light sleeper for 19 years. However, besides saying a prayer for when I can’t sleep, I have a list of go-to Bible verses that I love to read. And I’ve read them so often, I have them mostly memorized.
Printable Bible Memory Verse Cards
Today I wanted to share the 9 Bible verses I use when I can’t sleep. If you are a list person, then you will enjoy this list of Bible verses for when I can’t sleep.. But due to my recent sleeping issue, I decided to refresh the printable cards I keep in the nightstand drawer and why not share them with you?
In years past, especially when my husband worked night shift, I kept a stash of verse cards in the drawer or on the nightstand. Then I would pull them out whenever I needed to remember God was with me.
Digital Bible Memory Verse Album
More recently, for Bible memory verses, I’ve been creating an album on my smartphone and then taking screenshots and saving the verses in one nice tidy little album. Then I can just thumb through them and read over them any time. However, I leave my phone downstairs at night. So I have a printable set of cards to use and keep under my pillow if need be. Or the smartphone album is fabulous during the day.
The point is, no matter how you choose to use the verses, God’s Word saturates our hearts and minds like nothing else can. His word is true and he will provide the rest we need when we give ourselves wholly to him. My prayer is that these cards will help you as much as they’ve helped me.
To open a pdf of the cards which you can then screenshot or print, click HERE or on the graphic below.
Enjoy the rest only Jesus can provide!
“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
Please remember to seek professional help if insomnia is a constant nagging problem in your life!