Psalm 4:8 AMPC … In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
From NetBible Ps 4:8
- NET … I will lie down and sleep peacefully, for You, Lord, make me safe and secure.
Psalm 3:5 AMPC … I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me.
From NetBible Ps 3:5
- NET … I rested and slept; I awoke, for the Lord protects me.
- BBE … I took my rest in sleep, and then again I was awake; for the Lord was my support.
- * When the psalmist received an assuring word from the Lord, he was able to sleep calmly. Because the Lord was protecting him, he awoke safely from his sleep.
=> Psalm 3:3-4 AMPC … But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Having trouble sleeping? Before you sleep – cry out and ask the Lord for an assuring word => then sleep comes with peaceful rest ….
Also notice and trust that He is the shield – protection about you as you sleep – thank Him for this before you sleep.
|Lord, thank You that You hear and answer us when we cry out to You. Thank You that You are the shield of protection around us as we sleep and as we wake. Thank You for Your assuring word, it brings life, healing and rest. Help us ask for this assuring word when we are in need of peaceful, restful sleep. Thank You that Your assuring word will bring us peaceful, restful sleep. Thank You that You alone can give this, the gift of sweet refreshing sleep. In Jesus name. Amen.|
Proverbs 3:24 AMPC … When you lie down, you shall not be afraid; yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.