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Sleep Peacefully; God Says You Can

Jesus repeatedly said, “do not be afraid”. So let me ask: do you sleep peacefully?

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As you think about going to bed tonight, do the words, “sleep peacefully” seem ridiculous?

The devil WANTS you to be afraid… ALWAYS!

Satan and his demons may be totally evil, but they are definitely not stupid.

However, they do not have infinite resources as God does.

They are not omnipresent, meaning they can’t be everywhere as God can.

Nor are Satan and his demons all-powerful. All of them combined are as nothing compared to the infinite God.

Because of these limitations, Satan and his demons have to pick their battles carefully.

And that’s exactly what Satan did when he tempted Jesus.

The passage of Matthew 4:1-11 shows how Jesus basically clobbered the devil with Scripture. In so doing, He demonstrated the technique for us.

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.” (Matthew 4:1-2)

The phrase: “He was hungry” has got to be the biblical understatement of all time!

After 40 days of fasting, Jesus —- as a human being -— was at His weakest point ever. That’s the moment Satan chose to try to get Him to sin.

Do you know why? Because Satan is a bully, and that’s how bullies operate. They go after those who are weaker than they are.

Small wonder, then, that demons go after us when we’re weary, half asleep, and already churning over difficult problems.

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Fight back! Here’s what I urge you to do:

Here are several verses that you need to know by heart:

…for he gives to his beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2)

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (Proverbs 3:24)

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)

You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3)

Don’t those thoughts seem wonderful to you? Those thoughts are from the Mind of God. He wants you to sleep peacefully. And realize this: He was already thinking of you in eternity past, before He even made the universe!

How To Apply The Principle:

  1. Realize: If it’s in the Bible, it’s possible.
  2. Decide: If it’s possible, tell yourself that you want it.
  3. Discover: what possible conditions there may be. Is it available to anyone?
  4. Learn: what steps, if any, must I do. What’s my part? (See “Here’s What To Do” below.)

Do You Want To Sleep Peacefully?

Here’s What To Do!

Get some 3″ x 5″ recipe cards, and write / print each verse on a card.

OR: I’ve made it even easier for you. Scroll down, and you’ll see an image of a page of 4 Scripture cards. I’ve put these into a PDF file, which you can open and view by clicking the link below the image. From there you can save the PDF file and print the page of cards. I’ve put faint lines around the edge of each card to show where to cut. Cut them out with a scissors, or with a ruler and a utility knife. You end up with (4) cards, 3″ x 5″ (like recipe cards).

I printed mine on heavier 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper, 65# weight, from an office supply store.

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Scripture card page

To open/save/print this page of Scripture cards in a separate window,  CLICK HERE 


OK, I’VE DONE MY PART!

I’ve given you all the information you need, along with examples and materials.

Now it’s up to you.

Do you like the way things have been going? Or are you unable to sleep peacefully? Is your “sleep” plagued by nightmares, fear, doubt, worry, anxiety, even panic attacks? That doesn’t have to continue. Let God help you!

Don’t listen to the voice of reluctance telling you that all this Bible stuff in nonsense, and that it won’t work and you’ll never be able to sleep peacefully. Those thoughts are lies from the devil!

I assure on the authority of the Word of God: turning to Him and learning a few helpful verses WILL work and that you CAN sleep peacefully! You will finally be cooperating with God instead of keeping His hands tied.

Even if you haven’t committed these verses to memory yet, Keep a set of these printed verses beside your bed. If fear or anxiety tries to grab you, do this: turn on the light if necessary (or use a small flashlight) and speak these verses out loud! That’s what I did. In my crisis moment, having memorized a verse, I stood up beside my bed and spoke God’s Word. You can read my own incident in my article entitled The Night I Stood Up To The Devil .

Those verses are like medicine for your soul. And, like medicine prescribed by your doctor, this “medicine” needs to be taken internally.

Print out a couple of sets of them. Take one with you and read the card over several times during the day. Put another set on your night stand, and read them out loud as you’re getting into bed.

I also suggest you get a set of our Scripture cards, which you can see in the gallery below this article. But regardless, spend a little time each day feeding your soul on this spiritual medicine, which God has prescribed for your spiritual health.

Now pray this prayer, and then get busy.

PRAYER: “Heavenly Father, I’m going to sleep peacefully because here’s what I know: You are always with me, You are vastly more powerful than any demons seeking to torment me, and I’ll sleep well because I have put my trust completely in You. I will never again fear going to bed. You will bring me safely through whatever problems I face tomorrow. But right now I praise you, Lord, because tonight my sleep will be SWEET!!”

~Jan


Have you seen our Scripture cards?

They have powerful Bible passages on the front, and practical applications on the back. These are 4" x 6" cards offset-printed on postcard stock.


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  • David Sheep January 2, 2016, 8:19 PM

    Where can I order scripture cards? Thanks. David Sheep

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    • Jan Smith January 4, 2016, 5:13 PM

      Just click the “store” link in the top menu

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  • edouard jean paul August 29, 2015, 1:19 AM

    I cannot sleep at night help me please give me a nightmare

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    • Jan Smith September 10, 2015, 10:42 AM

      I find that by reading a few Scripture cards as I’m getting into bed, the devil doesn’t bother me. Try it.

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  • Phindile July 22, 2015, 6:42 AM

    what a wonderful website. i thank God for you. i have been struggling with sleep and i would have nightmares, wake up feeling terable fear in my heart, so much so that i could not sleep with lights off because nightmares would be so terrifying. but today the Lord has open my eyes, and i will do my part the rest is up to the Lord. i will turn off my lights because my God will protect me always. never again will i live in fear. Glory be to God !!!!

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    • Jan Smith July 23, 2015, 11:31 AM

      Amen to that last statement! The devil tries to keep you away from God, but His Word has power to overcome the devil. I’m so glad to read that you have decided to take God’s Word to heart. He’s longing for each of us to come to Him. Read some Bible verses right before you go to bed. I do that every day. As Isaiah said, “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trust you” (Isaiah 26:3)

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  • Toni p July 21, 2015, 11:06 PM

    Thank you for this! I am having trouble going to sleep at night and have been plagued with anxiety, even though I have never had anxiety before in my life! I have been struggling with almost constant worry. A Google search led me to your words and I have been blessed. A sweet friend of mine told me that whenever I start to have those feelings, run to my bible and read aloud Phil 4:6-7. I have also begun reading 5 psalms a day to help strengthen my knowledge of the Word. Thank you again!

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    • Jan Smith July 23, 2015, 11:25 AM

      Toni, you’re on the right track. Things like worry and anxiety are somehow put onto you by the devil. So your actions are exactly right! And the advice from your friend is just so right-on! “Be anxious for NOTHING!” But see, the devil doesn’t want you to believe that. So I always like to tell people this: The Bible says it, therefore it’s possible! Sometimes there is a condition on God’s promises. But if it’s possible, you can have it. I have made a habit of reading a few verses of Scripture and a short lesson right before I turn out the light when I go to bed. in Proverbs 6, referring to the commandments and teachings of the Bible, it says, “when you lie down, they will watch over you”. That really happens. You can have it.

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  • Jodie Morris June 30, 2015, 3:38 AM

    Fighting the good fight of faith.

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    • Jan Smith July 4, 2015, 4:41 PM

      Jodie, be sure to stay connected to God by staying in His Word.

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  • Bridgett January 11, 2015, 12:52 AM

    This is very helpful! I’ve been struggling with a fear that something is going to happen to me and I woke up feeling fearful. After reading this I know I can go back to bed feeling that God will provide me with peace.

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    • Jan Smith January 12, 2015, 2:08 PM

      Hi, Bridget,
      I read your comment and it thrills my heart to read how you are taking hold of the Truth. The devil would love for you to continue living under the bondage of that “feeling”. Now you see what they are up to. You don’t have to live under the weight of those “feelings” any longer.
      Have you read my article entitled You Can Live Free From Fear? That article show how you can live in what the Bible calls “Perfect peace”. You can have that peace!
      That article also contains links to a series of short articles where I described my own story from when the devil virtually owned me. The series of articles show my progress beginning when I was totally ignorant of Spiritual torments from the devil and benefits from God. Read those, too, and you’ll see what I did. Surely God will help you just as He helped me.

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  • Louise May 16, 2014, 8:39 PM

    Wow, what a blessing I am so totally blown away and blessed by your website.
    Thank you for the little cards to print off,
    God bless you abundantly!!
    I have not been able to sleep and am reading your cards thank you.
    I’m ordering your scripture cards for sure.
    🙂

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  • Leonora May 5, 2014, 8:44 AM

    Thanks a lot I feel so blessed finding your site.God bless you more.

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    • Jan Smith May 5, 2014, 9:53 AM

      Leonora, your words are a blessing to me. Isn’t God great? ~ Jan

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      • Leonora May 5, 2014, 6:54 PM

        God is great, God is good all the time!

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