As soon as I get into bed at night, I literally feel the arms of Jesus go around me and hold me close to His loving heart. When His arms of unconditional love go around me, I feel a peace, a joy, a happiness and a security that the world can’t give and the world can’t take away. He holds me all night long and when I get up in the morning, He is my constant companion. He never leaves me, not even for a minute and when I go to the store, He goes with me. There is no one like Jesus! No one loves us like Jesus loves us! He is a friend beyond compare and I love Him with all of my heart. My heart’s desire and the only reason I am living is to make Him happy.
It doesn’t matter how many times satan attacks me during the day or how many trials and heartaches that I have to bear during the day, when I go to bed at night and lay in His tender arms of compassion and understanding all of the criticism and sarcastic remarks that were made to me during the day fades away. He enfolds me in His loving arms of mercy, kindness, grace and understanding. My precious Saviour gently kisses my cheeks and whispers softly in my ear “I love you, Joanne. I won’t let anybody hurt you again”. What a joy; what a privilege to be loved by the Saviour of the world!
In the last three months I have received seven heartbreaking emails from people who have told me that they have trouble sleeping because of all the hurtful things that people have said to them. O dear friends, if you are hurting, tell it to Jesus. He understands more than anybody can understand because when He was here on earth, He was hurt more than anyone has ever been or ever will be hurt. He is a compassionate understanding friend. It is safe to tell Him everything because you can trust Him with your life.
If you are having trouble sleeping at night, ask Jesus to put His arms of love around you and hold you. You will feel a peace that you have never known. Only Jesus can give us this peace. Thank God for loving us enough to send His only beloved Son to become our peace. When you go to bed at night, are you laying in the arms of Jesus or are you laying in the arms of satan?
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13–16 KJV