Pleasant Dreams

#inspiration, #God, prayerSomething had been troubling me since early evening. The issue had been resolved but my mind couldn’t quite let it go.

A few hours later, when I went to bed, the matter had finally been put to rest. Or, so I thought. Several times in the night I awoke after magnified scenarios of this issue took control of my dreams.

I would chastise myself for these negative thoughts and then fall back into a fitful sleep. Unsuccessful attempts to redirect my mind resulted in frustration and loss of sleep.

Eventually, I found the perfect way to calm my mind and drift into a peaceful sleep. I started to pray but instead of asking God to take away the troubling thoughts, I changed my focus. Instead, I concentrated on praising God and thanking Him for what He has done in, for and through me.

The Bible tells us, “He will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are focused on Him.”

I experienced this fully when pleasant dreams appeared once again.

“My mouth joyfully praises you, whenever I remember you on my bed, and think about you during the nighttime hours.” Psalm 63:5-6 NET

2 thoughts on “Pleasant Dreams”

  1. Beautiful Tandy and so needed. Insomnia has been my life’s struggle. Sometimes I can pray, give thanks, sing songs of praise to God, pray for those friends who are hurting etc…..and I still cannot sleep. I have had to rest in God’s promise the next day “That they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength…… God has always given me strength for the day. He is a good God even when the sleep isn’t that good.

    1. I can’t imagine how difficult insomnia would be. It’s comforting to know we can rely on God to give us strength

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