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Shut Off My Brain

by | Jun 18, 2023 | Anxiety, Call to Prayer, Prayer

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6 ESV)

Have you ever tried to sleep and can’t stop thinking about things? That happens frequently to me.  For whatever reason, I just can’t seem to shut off my brain to go to sleep. I don’t know why all the time, but sometimes I do.

Sometimes, things happen that I could have done or said differently. Then I find myself dwelling on it, sometimes for hours at a time. I need to keep reminding myself that if I just give it to God and let go of it, maybe I could sleep. Maybe because my mind is so occupied with what I am worried about, I forget God is waiting for me to hand it over to Him.

God is there waiting for us to finally get so tired of trying to do it ourselves we give it to Him. He wants to help us. But we think we can do it on our own. Well, I will tell you right now, I can’t. I can’t do this on my own. God, I give everything to you, every issue, every financial issue, every health issue, everything. Take them, Lord, and turn them around. Fix me, Lord. I surrender all to you. I give everything to you.

By giving everything to God and leaving them there, we can rest easy knowing He will take care of them. We can get our minds off our problems and shut them down at night so we can sleep. So if your mind won’t shut down so you can sleep, review what could be causing it, and then give it to God. See if you can shut it off and sleep peacefully. 

Have a great day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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