Ever want to stay under the covers and not get out of bed? Hide where it feels safe and secure so you don’t have to get out of bed and face your trials and tribulations? Feel so stuck under your covers you can’t imagine coming out from under them and facing your struggles let alone having any semblance of a real and abundant life because it just seems impossible? Feel like no way if you get out from under the covers where you want to take refuge forever that you will be able to love and serve the Lord in any kind of productive and fruitful and positive and God-glorifying and satisfying way whatsoever? I have news for you.
For about two decades, I didn’t merely want to stay under the covers so to speak. I wanted out of this life. I wanted escape. I contemplated suicide for YEARS. I wanted to quit life. I didn’t think there was any hope for me whatsoever. Then it was as if the Lord threw the covers off of my bed and my troubles and struggles and did what? Did He take away my trials? No! I have them to this very day I am writing this! But He pulled me out from under the covers and saved me and drew me to Himself and swept me off my feet and led me into a gloriously wonderful personal intimate ever-growing amazingly awesome forever relationship with Himself and taught me how to have an abundant, fruitful, productive, and satisfying life on this earth. Struggle free? No way! I have struggled for as long as I can remember! But my life is filled to overflowing with the Lord Jesus Christ, with His Spirit living inside me, with the Bible, with His will and ways, and with the hope of forever and ever with Him!
If you feel like hiding under the covers, friend, come out and run into the everlasting arms of the Lord, turn your life over to Him wholeheartedly, live for Him, and rejoice when you commit yourself utterly to Him that you are forever His and He is forever yours. Hallelujah!
Oh, dear Father, if anyone knows what it’s like to want to hide under the covers because of the trials of this life, it’s me! Not that I’ve necessarily always wanted to hide under my bed covers. In fact, much of the time, I didn’t want to stay in the bed at all. But you know what I mean, Lord. I wanted to hide away from my struggles and escape this difficult life. But you have given me a hope, love, joy, peace, passion, and sense of purpose beyond imagination all in you, Jesus, all through you Jesus, all for you Jesus, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Now I ask you that you would do the very same and bless beyond measure anyone reading this who is feeling like hiding from the reality of this life. Please Lord God, draw them to yourself as you did me. And help them to surrender wholly to you, Lord. Help them to never run back under the covers but to walk instead – forward – with you – hand in hand now and forever with you dear Jesus, AMEN!
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10