“When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.” (Proverbs 3: 24)
Our nights can seem to be some of our most challenging times when they are meant to be our most restful and replenishing. The darkness and stillness may seem to give the devil, that belief in evil, an open door to knock on our consciousness and stir us up at times both physically and mentally, to make us fearful and anxious and uncomfortable.
Let’s deny the devil a place in our bed. There isn’t room. Let’s remember that God is with us at all times and is the very substance of every sleeping or waking moment. His goodness is active presence at all times. There is no place or opportunity for fear or any reason for it. We rest in God’s consciousness, His perfect peace, not in material thinking or in a material body. His wise and loving Mind gives us a comfy place to lay our heads and rest our cares.
Your sleep shall be sweet, for divine Love requires it. You are never alone and never separate from God’s conscientious control over all things. We can let go of the ruminating, the mental and physical tossing and turning, and let God’s angels get busy with preparing our perfect morning, our beautiful life. They do not need our help.
We can gratefully and willingly receive the night as a place to be loved by God without conversation or conditions, and relish this great and sweet and healing release.
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