Bible Verses about Sleep

What does the Bible say about sleep and finding rest at night? Sleeping is referred to within multiple contexts throughout the scripture stories and teachings. For one, as the obvious time of rest during the night as we recover our energy to take on the next day. In this context, the Bible mentions trusting in God as an assurance of such peaceful resting. If we are troubled by worries preventing us from sleeping, we can cast our anxieties upon the love and sovereignty of God in the alleviation of such concerns.

Additionally, sleeping relates to the occurrence of dreams that biblical figures would experience, usually receiving a message from God in a vision. Not only can the Scripture help you find sleep, it is possible to use this time of rest to allow God's promises and presence. Discover more examples of the relevance of sleep in the collection of Bible Verses below.

Download your own personal copy of Calming Prayers and Scriptures for Rest. Print these and keep them by your bedside to meditate on God's word and overcome sleeplessness.

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