God’s Promise of Peace

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Sleep. Something central to God’s design for us. Yet millions find it hard to sleep. A recent study reported that spending related to sleep aids has increased by nearly 9 percent a year, and now totals more than $32 billion.

Part of the problem may be the lack of balance in a person’s lifestyle, or simply the pressures of daily life. One recent study confirmed that Americans are working more and sleeping less. Discussing this study, an executive at the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research commented, “Sleep is as important as a healthy diet and exercise in terms of health and well being.”

Yet more than half of adults admit they are not getting enough sleep. Nearly 70 percent say they have troubles that make it difficult to sleep.

Every Christian should realize that the starting point for rest and sleep is through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Just think about the life of Jesus. When crossing the Sea of Galilee on a boat, He fell asleep, and remained asleep even though a storm raged all around. Terrified, the disciples were amazed that Jesus could sleep. When they woke Him, He simply “rebuked the wind and the raging waters.” He said to the disciples, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:22-25).

The Bible assures us that God wants us to have faith that He can give us peace and rest. He does not want us overwhelmed with problems, but wants to take away our burdens. He wants us to trust in Him and not be plagued with stress or worry. Not to allow the uncertainties and pressures to dominate our lives.

Today, if your life is filled with turmoil, God promises to give you His peace. And if you ever have trouble sleeping, call on Him. Remember His Word: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).