Encouraging Word: Let the Holy Spirit Give You Peace in Sleep

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Dear friend who’s distressed,

If you are carrying a burden too great for you to bear, and you can’t seem to find relief through any of the normal means–like prayer, worship, or the study of God’s Word …

It’s time to let the Holy Spirit give you peace in sleep.

Yes, you read that right. Sleep. It’s time to go to sleep.

Sometimes when I am very upset and none of the normal things seem to bring me peace, I simply lie down in my study/office/altar. I cry out to the Lord and ask Him to bring me peace.

And He puts me to sleep.

It’s the funniest thing. There’s no sleep like this sleep. My normal sleep at night can’t compare to the restfulness of this sleep. This is a Holy-Spirit-led, Holy-Spirit-tranquilized sleep.

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And every time, when I wake up, I feel supernaturally rested in my body; but, more importantly, I feel rested in my soul. I wake up in peace. My thoughts are calm and at peace. My attitude is positive when it wasn’t before. I am in perfect peace.

It’s a God-thing. He truly gives me perfect peace in sleep. Only He could do it, but He does it a lot. He even did it for me this morning when I was crying to Him for help. And when I woke up, He had healed my heart completely. 🙂

So what are you facing?

I’m reminded of the Scripture in Psalm 131:2:

“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.”

Precious one, sometimes life throws things at you that you cannot handle. Your shoulders are simply not wide enough to carry everything that comes your way.

When you’re dealing with something that you can’t handle, snuggle up to Father God–even if you’re in great distress–and ask Him to bring you into peace.

Then allow yourself to go to sleep.

After all:

“It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep” (Psalm 127:2).

Go to sleep, little one. Let yourself be a little girl or little boy with a great big Papa. Ask Him to give you peace, and He will.

Have you ever experienced this phenomena of Holy-Spirit-inspired sleep? Or even if not, was this word for you today? Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂


  1. ReShonda Parker says:

    I think I have experienced this before although it’s probably been a while. I needed to hear this this morning as I’ve been going through so much for the last year off and on. I’m a stay home mom of three, marriage failing, and I’m trying to keep it all together and it’s hard sometimes. Some days I don’t want to leave the house, mornings I force myself to get out of bed for my kids and nights are sometimes restless. I cry to God to help all the time and don’t know what I’m doing wrong or if it’s simply that he’s answering and I’m not listening hard enough. I will try this tonight, I have faith that God does heal broken hearts, he has healed mine many times. I enjoyed this article like I do the others, but I never have much time to read but something brought me here today. I am thankful. Have a blessed day and thank you again!

  2. GeMayne Thorpe says:

    Thank you for this word. I shall tribe apply this the next time I feel overwhelmed.

  3. Gina Trahan says:

    This was very much encouraging for me today.
    I’ve never experienced it,but I will definitely give it a try.
    I have had severe anxiety for many many years…both situational and generalized. When I get an attack ,it can last for several days at a time. It can be paralyzing at times.
    I do have 4 situations going on right now which need supernatural turn around. I’m praying the prayer for turn around and that helps because I believe the words I’m praying.
    But internally,something is a miss. One thing going on is that my daughter has eliminated me from her life and the lives of my grandkids and son in law. I’ve yet to meet my 2 month old granddaughter and haven’t seen the rest of the kids and my daughter since last Christmas. I know that God is working, but I guess because Valentines day is her birthday and the 19th of this month my other grandaughter will be 3…..and at this point I haven’t been invited to the party OUCH!!!!!
    I know I need to occupy my mind with more of Christ……I’m not spending enough time in His word.I know God led me to your blog and He is going to do big things for me…..and I have a renewed excitement for praying and for the word. The enemy has tried to stop me with migraines yesterday and today.
    I’m not planning to allow it today.
    I’m about to have my private time with God this morning although it is 2 hours later than usual. That’s what grace is for.
    So thank you for your encouraging posts. Please pray for me…..and I will continue to pray for my circumstances to be turned around and to pray for you and your blog which ministers to so many.
    There will be many people napping in the holy spirit today and resting in His peace from now on.
    God bless you mightily Jamie!!!

    Gina ?

    1. Gina Trahan says:

      I would love for you to reply to my comments by email and for you to please pray for me and for a turn around in my circumstances. Iron sharpens iron…..I’m sharing your posts on pinterest as I am not on Facebook or Twitter.

      1. Stefanie Schneider says:

        Hey! I was really moved by your story. I will pray for you, and I want you to know the Lord loves you. Keep pushing forward, and put on the armor of God! Father God I ask you give Gina the strength to overcome the adversity at hand with her family. Remove the bitterness in her daughters heart, and let the Holy Spirit remind her why her mom is imporant. I rebuke and cast down the spirit of fear, anger, anxiety and depression in the might name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth! I thank you God and we praise you! Lord, replenish this family, and create them to be whole. Let the veil of your love reside in their lives. HALLELUJAH Peace be with you!

  4. I experienced this on Sunday. I have been under a lot of emotional pressure lately. My relationship has been under stress I think we might be broken up ?, there’s been pressure with my sisters and my finances have been tight (please pray for me). But on Sunday evening I just broke down I was listening to wrap me in your arms by William McDowell and I just broke down. After sometime I fell asleep and when u woke up on Monday I was at peace.an unexplainable sense of peace was all over me. I still get a few moments of anxiety but not like before Sunday.

  5. I think we all experience this. Lately, I am “prayed out”. It seemed like I prayed all that I can and If I continue to try hard to pray in words, i would just be rambling. So, I cried out to God and said ‘ Father, I am prayed out, I am out of prayer, and I just cried. And it felt so much better, because I know He knows exactly what is going on inside me and out. And the Holy Spirit is always there to give me peace. He is our Helper! Remember?

  6. WOW! Once again I know God use you to minister to others. Last night I tossed and turned all night long. My husband woke up and asked me if I was having trouble sleeping. Before I go to bed I read some prayers, scriptures, and books from ministers. I turn the TV off way before it’s time to go to bed. I do all these things so they won’t impact my sleeping. But last night nothing worked. I ask God what was I doing wrong, around 4:30AM. And finally after that I fell asleep. Then this morning I open up my email and here it is, the answer. Thanks so much, you are such a blessing.



  8. Rebecca Jones says:

    This is a timely post. It’s good to ask Him, but sometimes, I can barely stay awake and I know it’s Him. Now, I can feel it coming on. I was seriously ill about four years ago and I would stay up at all hours watching ministers. I had a six week period during the summer, that I was in pain and barely slept at all. I’m glad I learned that He gives sleep to the beloved. He put Adam to sleep, Abraham, Jacob…why not us? This would be a good topic of study. I wonder if people who nap in church are actually getting something out of it after all? 🙂

  9. Ann Johnstone says:

    Thanks Jamie. What a timely reminder! Like Gina, I have also been under a tremendous amount of stress due to a daughter and granddaughter who have broken all ties with me. My sleep has been really poor for the past six months, despite everything I’ve tried. Jamie’s words reminded me that around five years ago I was listening to a Christian TV program when suddenly I felt I was transported to another realm. Thick clouds enveloped me, and I had an amazing sense of God’s presence. Everything in the room disappeared, and the clouds wrapped themselves around me. This must have lasted for around an hour. I have never had that experience since then, but am fully aware that God gives us exactly what we need when we need it. And right now I’m trusting He will give me quality sleep once again.

  10. God has been bringing this theme of peace to me over and over this week. So desperately needed in my life right now!

  11. Lourdes Ortiz says:

    Help me to listen to the Holy Spirit more

      1. Lourdes Ortiz says:

        Thank you so much I’m here listening to your music I’m listening to behold your God beyond the veil it’s so refreshing and smoothing. God bless you

        1. May Papa bless you too, Lourdes. Thank you for listening! I am so glad the Holy Spirit is ministering to you. 🙂

  12. Emily Whitaker says:

    So last night while I was sat in my garden, I was so upset. I asked for forgiveness first, but soon felt the Holy Spirit in my entire being. After that I stopped crying but felt this heaviness from head to toe. It physically forced me to lie down and close my eyes. Even when I got up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night and normally I would struggle to go back to sleep, but that weighted heaviness was still there. Telling me I need to go back to sleep, and I don’t even remember my head falling on to the pillow. I am so grateful to our Father. He was there when I needed him.


  13. I’m here because last night, I was going to have my covenant time with the lord and I fell asleep, it has happened 3x so I got worried.
    I did notice this particular sleep Is different from the other ones. It’s peace.
    But me being worried brought me here and I’m glad I came to be.

  14. God’s perfect sleep is really amazing ❤️. Every time I’m stressed, I feel anxiety, plenty troubles in my mind, fear.. I just pray then the Holy Spirit takes over and puts a stillness in my soul then before I know, I’m asleep 😊. Then I wake up feeling so refreshed and calm with peace in my soul. It’s so Amazing, Glory to God 🙏.

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