I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Insomnia is almost a plague in America today. You can't pick up a magazine or newspaper anymore that doesn't have an article in it about how to sleep more soundly. There are many suggestions to cure insomnia, from sleeping in a quiet, dark room to not drinking any coffee for several hours before you retire. Also recommended are changing your diet and getting more exercise.
While any of theses suggestions may be helpful, the Bible has the only sure cure for insomnia. When we lie down, we must trust that the Lord is keeping us safe. Instead of tossing and turning, we can sleep peacefully.
The next time you have trouble falling asleep, ask the Lord to remind you that He is there, and you dwell in safety.
Dear Lord, Help me to remember that you are always with me, even as I try to sleep.