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