10 Ways You Can Use Sleepless Nights for God’s Glory

10 Ways You Can Use Sleepless Nights for God’s Glory

Sometimes sleep comes easily and swiftly, other nights you toss and turn, trying to quiet your heart and mind from the commotion of the previous day and the uncertainty of what the next day will bring. You replay everything in your mind or play out what might happen in the day ahead. Suddenly you realize several hours of sleeplessness have past, which further fuels your anxiousness and sleeplessness.

Sleeplessness is exhausting, emotionally draining, physically painful. I don’t know why God has allowed you to walk through the trial of insomnia, but please know: he can bring good from this. Specifically, there are several things you can do to give glory to God when you can’t sleep. Here are 10.

1. Give every anxiety over to him in prayer.

If ruminating thoughts and stress about the past or future is keeping you up at night, consider spending that time in prayer, asking God to take your worry and give you his peace. Think through each troubling situation and ask for God’s comfort, his mercy and his wisdom as you deal with what may come. Don’t focus on the problem – focus on praying to God and reminding yourself that he is always there for you.

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