Do You Suffer From Nighttime Awakeness?

by Janis Cox

Sleep like a baby

I spent a few hours awake the other night between 3 and 5 am. At first I lay in bed and tried repeating the 23rd Psalm over and over; then the Lord’s Prayer. But no, my mind had gone into over-gear and I couldn’t relax. I kept thinking.

Finally I got up, did a few things, had a little something to eat, and then sat down to read my Bible, pray and meditate.

The final Scripture of the morning, before I returned to bed, said this:

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from him (Psalm 62:5).

I believe God wanted to speak to me. I needed to hear that. Another thing that I heard Him say:

Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen (Jesus Calling, June 10).

On hearing both those statements, I went back to bed and slept like a baby.

With all the thoughts, ideas, and plans swirling around my head, I get caught up in a whirlwind. I needed to STOP and know that God will tell me what is important if I ask Him.

Seek and ye shall find Him. Wow – yes seek Him.


Father, thank You for showing me that I only need to rely on You. Thank You for sending me back to bed ready to rest, trust and believe that You control all things. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

Have sweet dreams everyone.

Have a great weekend.


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Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.

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  2. Sheryl says:

    love the photo! 😉

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