Sleepless Nights and The Power of Prayer

Do you ever have those sleepless nights where it just feels like you might as well get up and start your day at 2:00 AM? I know I do. I may be thinking about what I need to do the next day, a loved one or friend who is going through some difficult times, or that friend or family member who is lost and does not seem receptive to the Gospel.

So what do you do? Do you get up, trying not to wake anyone else in the house and get your day started? I mean, your not sleeping, so why should you just lay there? I have even come to realize over the years that I can get a days worth of things done in the one or two hours leading up to the alarm clocks going off around my house. There are no distractions, no phones ringing, no kids jumping around, and no breaking news on the televison. No, at 2:00 AM it’s usually just you and your thoughts.

But is this the right thing to do? Have you ever considered that God may be trying to get your attention? Maybe He is wanting to talk to you and you to him without all the distractions that we all fill our lives with. Maybe we shouldn’t jump up and get our day started. Maybe we should just lay there and have a talk with God. The times I’ve done this have been magical! When I turn my focus to God in prayer rather than jumping up and turning on the shower, a funny thing usually happens. The anxiety of whatever I was thinking about seems to slip away, as I take that issue to him in prayer. Psalms 55:22 says, “Cast your burden on the Lord, And He will sustain you..”.

So, the next time you are laying in the bed, eyes wide open, wondering why you’re anxiuos about something, take it to God. Does God hear you while you’re laying in the bed? Absolutely! I can’t think of a better time to talk to God than while you have no where to go, no one to talk to, and no one or nothing distracting you.

Oh, and one more thing. Laying your burden on the Lord will often times result in the most peaceful sleep there is. Have a great day everyone!

Mitchell

One thought on “Sleepless Nights and The Power of Prayer

  1. Yes! I couldn’t agree more! There is so much peace in casting your burdens on the Lord, turning them over to Him and resting assured that He is able to carry you (or whoever is on your heart) through. His arm is not too short to reach nor too weak to rescue.

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