Proverbs 3v24

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

The NHS website states that approx 1/3 of us do not get enough sleep and that a regular lack of sleep puts us at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens our life expectancy. The website also states there can be many reasons why some of us struggle to get to sleep, but worry, anxiety and fear are most common.

God designed our bodies to sleep and rest. We can see the loving heart of our Heavenly Dad when we read how He wants our sleep to be sweet and not to be afraid. He doesn't just want to see us blessed in the "big issues", he is concerned that we get enough "zzzzzz" at night! 

God never sleeps. He never gets tired ! How many times have we went to bed feeling ill and woken up feeling better. God is working while we sleep, he is watching over us, protecting us, preparing the day ahead for us while our bodies rest and repair. 

If you struggle with sleep or feel anxious in bed, remember you are under your Saviours protection. Cast your worries on Him as you lie down, know His eyes are always on you and be blessed with a good nights rest.