1 Peter 5:7
It’s easy to tell ourselves not to worry but much harder to do, especially in the darkness of night. Our minds race with concerns, fears, and the “what-if” realities of life. Unable to turn those thoughts off, we spiral into sleeplessness. We desire to cast our cares on Jesus but never seem to know how.
With no hard and fast rule to follow, we rely on God’s Word for wisdom.
- Like a fisherman casting his nets into the sea, we take time for prayer as we cast our concerns into the Lord’s hands (1 Peter 5:7).
- Reminding ourselves that the “what-if” circumstances of our lives are “not now,” we rest in His ability to help us live peacefully in the moment (Matthew 6:34).
- His Spirit calms our spirits as He enables us to fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2).
- Holding every thought captive to Christ’s obedience, we rely on Him to replace our troubled thoughts with His thoughts of comfort (2 Corinthians 10:5).
- Reading God’s Word opens powerful messages of love and reminders of hope found only in Him (Psalm 119:105).
- Trusting in His loving control becomes easier, even when we don’t understand why (Proverbs 3:5-6).
- And covering it all is the love, grace, and mercy He gave through the cross and resurrection (1 John 4:9-10).
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for the gift of Your Word which strengthens my heart and mind. Help me to trust You more, even during my sleepless nights. Amen.