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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Pillow Talk

on May 27, 2015

I’ve shared before that it usually takes me only a few minutes—if that—to fall asleep every night. But last night I was so anxious about a situation that sleep did not come right away. After a while, I thought about how all this worrying can’t be good for my health. Then I realized that I was worrying about worrying! What a mess!!

Thank God for an idea better than counting sheep:  why not “Bible myself to sleep?” I searched my memory for any long passages of Scripture. My kids memorized a big chunk of Philippians 4 last year, and fortunately I picked up some of it, too. And so I started: “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice …”

I don’t know for sure how long I lasted, but I’m pretty sure that I was asleep before verse 19.

And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:19

image credit: Jimmy Palma Gil under Creative Commons

Do you find yourself lying awake with worry? Or is bedtime your one-on-One time with the Lord?


3 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Pillow Talk

  1. Very often I find myself relying on stored-truth to clear the lies from my mind so I will be free to sleep. Philippians 4 is a good place to start! Thanks for your words today!

  2. I usually fall asleep without a hitch…it’s staying asleep that sometimes proves to be difficult.

  3. kim says:

    I sometimes struggle with turning off the mind and heart. I usually forget to pray until after I have wrestled for awhile.

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