The Promise of Sweet Sleep

I have had the privilege over the last two plus years to see God move in wonderful healing power to those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through a Healing Prayer Model that was developed through the leading of the Holy Spirit and with assistance from professionals who have worked with those with PTSD. One of the primary symptoms of PTSD is the inability to sleep for long periods of time, and also to have sleep patterns disrupted by nightmares, night terrors, tremors, “night sweats”, and anxiety attacks brought on by flashbacks of traumatic experiences. As I pray for someone who has these symptoms, I declare to them the promise of the Father from Proverbs 3:24–26 which states:

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
Yes, you will lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Do not be afraid of sudden terror,
Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
For the Lord will be your confidence,

It is exciting the next day after receiving prayer that these folks come to me to testify that they slept the entire night with no disturbance but in complete peace. This is a primary indication that they have received healing for their PTSD. You don’t have to suffer with PTSD to deal with sleepless nights and interruption of sleep cycles by nightmare and attacks from the evil one who seeks to take you out of the place of peace. This promise from Proverbs declares to every one of the Father’s children that part of our inheritance from Him is that we can experience sweet sleep, not just restful sleep. My prayer for you as you read this today is that you will receive this promise for your life, and receive the blessing of sweet sleep!

– Dr. Mike Hutchings

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