Wednesday, August 10, 2011


in-som-ni-a [in-som-nee-uh} ...difficulty falling or staying asleep
Never have I been known to have a problem with sleep.  Why, I could sleep anytime and just about anywhere. 

But last night was different.

In bed at a decent hour, I was prepared.  The tubing from my port was pulled out a little longer in length so that I could turn over on my side a little easier. 

My anti-nausea pills and a glass of water were placed nearby on my bed stand, so I could reach for them immediately upon awaking.

The day had been exhausting with surgery, radiation and my first chemo treatment.  We even ran several errands before going home and I still did a few household chores, and cooked dinner. 

Crawling into bed around 11:30, I was ready for a good night's sleep.

Bing! My eyes opened at 3am.

After looking at the clock every 10-15 minutes, I decided to pray for each of my family members by name.

That took some time.

But sleep evaded me.

But You, oh Lord, are a shield to me, My glory and
the One who lifts up my head" Psalm 3:3

He lifted my head from the pillow around 5am and I have been up ever since.

The early morning hours are nice, actually, as the quiet is inviting. It was so cool outside in the pre-dawn hours, what a welcome relief. 

I was able to meet with God and get a few things done in preparation for out-of-town family coming tomorrow...but I am feeling tired and will try to take a short nap this afternoon.

If you have a minute, would you mind giving me some insomnia scriptures?
 A compiled list is what I would like to have on hand so that I can recite them each night.

I am asking the Lord to help me through each day at a time.

Thankfully, I have Him to lean on through it all.

"...He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul..." Psalm 23:2-3a


  1. When we lived in Florida, there was a show that used to be on late at night called "Nightsounds". When I was driving home late from hanging out with my friends, it was the LAST thing I needed to hear, as it was really relaxing a soothing. :P I found it online here: Don't know if that would help, but the hosts voice is really deep, soft, slow and soothing.

    I found these:

    Psalms 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

    Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you.

    2 Corinthians 6:4-6 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

  2. Proverbs 3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

    Love you!

  3. Psalm 116:7
    Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

    Jeremiah 31: 25,26
    “For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.” After this I awoke and looked around and my sleep was sweet to me.

    Proverbs 6:22
    When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

    Matthew 9:29
    Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”

    Exodus 33:13-15
    The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”