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Try as we might, tossing, turning fluffing the pillow, pounding the pillow, sometimes we just can't fall asleep. After offering some suggestions on how to get a better night's sleep, an article I read recently concluded that there is no "correct way" to sleep.

There are many reasons why sleep eludes us, many of  which we can't do much about. But sometimes unwanted wakefulness is caused by anxious thoughts, worry, or guilt. It's then the example of King David in Psalm 4 that can help. If you remember, he called out to God, asking for mercy and for God to hear his prayer. He also reminded himself that the Lord does hear him when he calls on Him. In the scriptures David encourages us: "Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still". Focus your minds on the goodness, mercy, and love of God for His world, our loved ones, and ourselves can assist us in trusting the Lord.