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Proverbs 19:23 NIV

By November 19, 2023No Comments

“The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”

Is this you? “Less than one-third of American adults are achieving restorative sleep each night. “We are a country of sleep-deprived individuals. Most Americans feel that after a night’s sleep that they just don’t feel well. They don’t have energy.” (Denver7) It is interesting to read all the explanations given in the media and scientific journals (maybe not all) for why America is a sleep deprived nation. No doubt there are many reasons. However, as Solomon tells us, a life lived without a proper understanding of who God is and the role of proper respect for Him and His rules for living life definitely belongs at the very top of the list. Living outside His calling leaves us open to dangerous consequences and stressful circumstances that can be very unsettling to our inner self. Hence trouble sleeping at peace. The alternative shared in this passage sounds like the perfect antidote to this sleep crisis. That’s because it is. Laying our head on the pillow knowing who holds our life securely in His hands gives us the ability to drift to sleep without troubled thoughts. The peace God offers His followers is described by Paul as being beyond understanding. Here Solomon takes that peace beyond our daily lives into our sleep as well. God’s peace is a 24/7 guarantee. Today respect God, be obedient and find beautiful rest in Him. #BeTheEdge

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:7 NIV

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