12 Bible Verses for Bad Dreams or Nightmares – Bible Verses When You’ve had Bad Dreams or Nightmares, Bible Prayers & Scriptures to Rebuke & Overcome Bad Dreams. Have you recently had a bad dream, a nightmare, or maybe even a series of bad dreams or nightmares? What does the Bible say about bad dreams or having bad dreams? What does the Bible say about nightmares or having nightmares? Find below 12 Inspirational, Uplifting, Encouraging, Reassuring, Powerful & Comforting Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes & Passages about, on, against, & for bad dreams, nightmares, bad nights. I pray these encouraging scriptures and bible prayers are a blessing to you.
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Bad dreams and nightmares can be extremely vivid, scary, distressing, and unsettling. Please note however that bad dreams do not always necessarily signify spiritual distress, e.g. a spiritual attack from the enemy. Bad dreams can sometimes be caused by e.g. going to bed with a lot on our minds (emotional stress), going through tough times, having our own worries, fears or imaginations spilling over into our dreams as our brains continue to be very active while we sleep, sleeping in certain uncomfortable positions, eating certain foods before bedtime, not regularly getting enough sleep, watching scary movies, encountering scary stories or disturbing news accounts in person, on TV or on the internet, physical or verbal altercations, fights, being very nervous about something, reading certain literature, and so on.
Whether the cause of a particular bad dream is an indication of spiritual, physical, mental or emotional distress, as Christians and children of the Most High God, our first and foremost response should be to go to God in prayer. When you’ve had a bad dream, please turn to God for deliverance, peace, comfort and clarity.
Please avoid distressing activities or thoughts especially just before bedtime. Instead, think good thoughts and do something very relaxing :). Remember to pray every night before you go to sleep, so you can go to sleep with a peaceful heart and a clear mind. Resist the devil, and he will flee (James 4:7). Maybe you’ve had a bad dream where you sinned in your sleep? Please, don’t be afraid to go to God, your heavenly father. Remember, The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin – We overcome by the blood of Jesus that was shed for us (See 1 John 1:7, Revelation 12:11).
Rest in God’s unfailing love, commit your life into God’s hands, and go forth in joy – Don’t let anything steal your joy!
If bad dreams are so disruptive that you are frequently unable to sleep, you are continually extremely distressed, or you are having a lot of trouble getting things done during the day because of this, please talk to your doctor as well.
One of my favorite Bible Verses against Bad Dreams is found in Psalm 4:8:
Psalm 4:8 ESV In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Amen)
This is a great scripture to read just before going to bed.
See Also => Bible Verses for When You Can’t Sleep
It is well! Read More Encouraging Scriptures for Bad Dreams below.
12 Bible Verses for Bad Dreams ~ Bible Verses When You’ve had Bad Dreams
(12 Comforting Bible Verses for Nightmares)
#1 Don’t Fear – God is with you
Psalm 27:1, ESV The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Proverbs 3:24, ESV If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Isaiah 41:13, ESV For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, Fear not, I am the one who helps you.
#2 Don’t Worry – Take it to God, & Find Sweet Rest in God
Ecclesiastes 5:3, GNT The more you worry, the more likely you are to have bad dreams…
Philippians 4:6-7, ESV Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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#3 Come to the Throne of Grace – For God’s Grace, Mercy, and Help
Daniel 2:28, ESV But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these:
Hebrews 4:16, KJV Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
See Also: Bible Verses about Jesus Helping Us
#4 We have Victory in Christ Jesus – Resist the devil, & he will flee!
John 16:33 ESV I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
James 4:7, ESV Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Corinthians 15:57, ESV But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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