9 Bible Promises About Your Sleep, Dreams and Night Hours

Bible Promises for Your DreamsImagine what it would be like to approach your sleep with a positive sense of anticipation.

  • You look forward to enjoying God’s Presence in the night hours
  • You feel safe, at peace, and secure
  • You believe that God will impart to you Divine blueprints, strategies and creative ideas as you sleep
  • You anticipate encountering the Holy Spirit through prophetic dreams and songs in the night
  • You know that you will wake up rested to begin your new day with God

This is your inheritance.

However, I frequently hear from readers who are experiencing trouble with bad dreams, demonic encounters in dreams, or nightmares. I understand a little about this as for many years, I personally struggled with the same problems. I thank God for the freedom I have in my dreams now.

This week and next, I will be sharing some tips to help you, and those you love, to enter into your God-given inheritance of sweet sleep. 


9 Bible Promises About Your Dreams and Sleep

Sweet Sleep is Your Inheritance

There are many promises in Scripture covering the night and night hours! God cares for you in your nighttime as much as He is interested in your life by day.

The promise of your Father is:

1. ‘When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.’ (Prov 3:24)

This is our inheritance as Christians and children of God. We are to be blessed in our dreams and in our sleep.

2. ‘In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.’ (Ps 127:2)

Even when awake in the night hours, our reflections can be full of God’s grace:

3. ‘On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.’ (Ps 63:6-7)

4. ‘By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.’ (Ps 42:8)

It is also our inheritance to feel safe at night. Our loving Father is the source of our security:

5. ‘In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.’ (Ps 4:8)

6. ‘You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.’ (Ps 91:5-6)


Expect God to Speak and Minister to you in Your Sleep and Dreams

The heart of our Father is to lead us as much by night as during the day:

7. ‘He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night.’ (Ps 78:14)

Throughout the Bible, God gave instructions and prophetic insights to His people in dreams. In the New Testament, this is a ministry of the Spirit available to all God’s people:

8. ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.’ (Acts 2:17)

We can expect to receive the counsel and instruction of the Spirit in the night hours.

9. ‘I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.’ (Ps 16:7)


Use Scripture for Breakthrough in the area of Dreams

Some ways you can use Scriptural promises concerning your sleep and dreams are:

  • Meditate on God’s promises for your sleep and night hours
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to highlight particular promises that He is ministering to you personally
  • Use insights from the Bible to confess, pray and declare what God has promised you concerning your sleep

The Word of God is our standard, and we should not put up with anything less than the fullness of what God has available for us and our families.

In addition to promises, the Bible also contains the example of many of God’s people who encountered Him in dreams, receiving impartation, guidance, instruction and prophetic revelation.

This is the heart and purpose of God for your life.

I trust that reading these Bible promises about the night hours have touched and blessed you as much as they have for me this week as I have looked them up. In an upcoming post, I will share some specific tips concerning what you can do when you have disturbing, emotionally painful, or demonic dreams.


More Enliven Blog Articles on Dreams:

Note: Unless stated, Scripture quotes in Enliven Blog are from the NIV version.


©  Helen Calder – Enliven Ministries – in the David McCracken Ministries family

40 thoughts on “9 Bible Promises About Your Sleep, Dreams and Night Hours”

  1. Josephine shittu

    l really enjoy this topic on dream and am looking forward to read the part two.thanks very much God will continue to strenght you in Jesus Name, and pls l need the free ebook thanks again Josephine.

    1. Hi Josephine,
      Thanks for your note, did you manage to read the second article? It’s here: https://www.enlivenpublishing.com/blog/2015/08/04/tips-bad-dreams-prophetic-warnings-nightmares/
      There are other articles on dreams, you can find them using the search box or clicking on the dreams category.
      To get the free eBook, sign up by adding your email address in the subscription box – it is available to all new subscribers. If you are already receiving the blog articles via email, let me know and we’ll get an eBook to you.

  2. I started having demonic attack out of the blue 2-3months ago. Really terrifying.
    I have been through a hard few years having to walk away from a abusive family and friends. I spend 8 hours a day studying and being with God the last 3 years and have gotten very close to him.
    Really felt I was getting healing breakthrough in my life.
    I go to a place called miracles in marketplace where there are people like me with discernment and inecessor spirit also.
    Many are prophetic also.
    Many are under attack also. Not sure if it’s because this group does alot to pray with people heal and helps the poor in other countries?
    Not sure if these attacks on me are targeted at this group as a whole or satans trying to stop me from stepping out?
    It all started 3 months ago I would close my eyes and soak in God’s presence.(day) I started seeing colors very bright. Almost like waves of color in a ocean. Then another day I barely closed my eyes and saw the back of a 10 ft scaly tail and faces that looked demonic. One time 4 faces.
    But most of the time bright colors of waves. and a few other vision orbs etc.
    All started out of the blue. Don’t understand.?
    Then I started being woke up 2-3 times a week with what I knew was demonic. Terrifying.
    One night i left a hallway light on(knowing it was in the room )shadows were moving on ceiling of my room. I felt a cold breeze blowing at me. Feel it was right beside me.
    I have tried taking authority. Not looking at it. Praying. No matter what I do. Won’t go away for 3 hrs.
    Another night i was in a turbulent ocean all alone rolling around and tossing in the storm. It was lightning.
    My eyes are now wide awake. I felt sea sick. I almost threw up.
    I’m not mentally ill. This is
    Very exhausting and very real
    I stopped going to miracles group and church last 2 weeks and it stopped. Hopefully forever.
    Kind of sad because I was making quality friends there. Now I am afraid to go that all the demonic returns.
    God led me to these places and people and strongly guided and helped me. (Alot of what I study is connected to bethel in redding.
    Little concerned that could open the door??)
    When the attack started at night
    It was like there was a block to see God. I would call on him but it wouldn’t stop and I couldn’t here God.
    I know Faith is God. Fear isn’t and I try hard to just believe.
    When God does things there is usually a purpose. Can’t find any …purpose God would have in allowing this? Confused.
    Always had alot of fear of loss and betrayal and worked through alot of it. Now enemy attacks in my weak area.
    I just don’t understand this…. Can’t find God’s purpose…I was just starting to step out in God more. like you would think God would want.
    Do you know why he would allow this? Why this happens since you experienced it.? Is there a way to make it stay away.
    Any info. would be greatly appreciated. I have spent many hours trying to find out how to deal with this and pray and then I get your email that I believe is from God for me and is very helpful. Would love more help if possible.
    Thank you God bless you!!!
    Thank you for your post!
    Love it!! Just stumbled onto it a few months ago on line. Thanks mary

  3. Hello Helen. thank you for the topic, There was a point in my life were I dreaded the night. I would wish that night fall does not come because the moment I slept I was under attack or seeing frightening things. Monsters, demons, blood. you can imagine. Either frightful dream or I would be fighting. This went on for a couple of years. But there was a time where all of that disappeared. I was so happy that God is now with me and has taken over those dreams. I am at peace now and all dreams that HE brings to be I see them vividly and I remember.
    I don’t understand why God allows those dreams to be channelled to us, especially when HE knows some us are terrified by even the smallest thing. I just concluded that maybe those dreams He allowed them to happen a way of preparing for me His plans about my life.

    1. Hi Palesa, I’m very glad to hear that you have freedom from those awful dreams now!
      Sometimes our Father does allow the battles so that we grow in faith and spiritual authority, and also to show us when something (such as fear) needs to be dealt with in our lives. Praise God for your breakthrough!

  4. Thanks Helen. As led by the holy spirit. Remember I wrote to you that I am one of those people whom God has chosen a path for. My first year at varsity and that’s when all confusion started in my life. After 9 years of even having ancestral calling and God finally speaking that He was the one who was always in charge. I end up now having a need to study a degree in theology because I feel I want to know more about God. I tried to read the bible on my own but I don’t get anywhere hey, I just tire along the way on the first chapter. With varsity I don’t want to talk because I have had my high school certificates which started disappearing, then it was my matric certificate when I had to re-register for the next subjects of my first year, if not that when I had to go and write my exam I just get sick from no were and no be able to write. So much has happened in my life with the spirit world. sometimes I wake up from a dream that is out of this world that I tell to my husband but he seems to not understand me. When it comes to such messages that I receive I want to share with someone but don’t have anyone that understands. I once wanted to approach the pastor at the church but the universe was not letting that happen so I figured that it was also God’s way of saying probably that was not the right person to share such information. See Helen, I am a woman who is on this island and I feel I need a spiritual mentor to take me through this journey that God is intending to give me. He shows me things and sometimes is too complex for even my husband to understand. I am a dreamer and that’s where all prophesy come from. That’s how I help His people as well because I know that He is using me as a vessel to get to His people that need healing or help, but sometimes it gets so complicated that I also find myself puzzled with the messages that come through.

  5. I desire the peace of God in my sleep and dream life. I dream a lot and most time they are full of nightmarish undesirable things. I am tired of this and I want a change.

    1. Hi Favour, praying for you to have the peace and breakthrough in your sleep that you need.

  6. wow! This is a word in season.Just yesterday i was praying to God and reminding m
    him concerning the inheritance of the saints concerning dreams and visions.But,i’ll be honest,i have more horrifying dreams than Gods visitations.Not that i at all doubt his word.I’ve just read about someone whose operating on prophetic gifts like i do…could this be an attack not to know what is happening in the third heaven?Plus I’m on meds,epileptic,very strong.I don’t know if that’s a cause.pharmacia spirit?Agree with me for complete healing.i have a lot to tell you but maybe on mail.personal.so lets start with the sword of the spirit mastering above scriptures as weaponry.
    KEV
    NAIROBI , KENYA

    1. Hello Kev, yes praying for you for healing and to have the keys and wisdom for your breakthrough.

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