One of my kids would often have a hard time sleeping, saying he was afraid. He didn’t have anything specific that he was afraid of, he just had a feeling of fear. After spending many nights talking to him, and praying with him, I wrote these verses out for him. He kept them by his bed with a flashlight. If he was having trouble, you would read the verses. This helped to calm him and relieve his fears.
Note: I’m not talking about little kids who need comforting. I’m talking about older kids, teens, or even adults that are having a problem with fear, that can read these verses for themselves.
There are a lot of verses in the Bible that speak about fear and worry. Here are the ones that I used.
1 Peter 5:7
2 Corinthians 10:5
You can write the verses all on a sheet of paper or you could put the references and have the older child look them up as they need them. You could also write each verse on one card of a spiral index card pack. You could put bookmarks at each verse in their Bible or put tabs on the correct page with the verse highlighted. A flashlight by their bed or under their pillow with the verses makes it easier for them to use the verses without having to get up and without turning on a big light. Not using a big, bright light will make it easier for then to fall asleep again, too.
I hope this helps your kids get some sleep like it did mine.
Here’s a printable version of Bible Verses for Kids Who are Afraid at Night for you that you can print right from this page.