UNDER THE BED
“Bear ye one another’s burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
Many years ago I signed myself into a hospital because I was feeling
suicidal. While in the hospital, I crawled under the bed because I
was afraid of people and had no desire to live. The nurses would
keep pulling me out and as soon as they left my room I would crawl back
under the bed.
This went on for two weeks until one night on the midnight shift a nurse I
had never met literally got down on her hands and knees and crawled under
the bed with me and laid beside me. She took hold of my hand and
told me that she wouldn't let anybody hurt me and it was safe to come out.
I didn't believe her but I did come out after she laid there for about an
hour with me.
There are many people who are under the bed in their emotions. They
are afraid to show their emotions for fear of being ridiculed and put
down. We need to open our hearts to others who are hurting
emotionally and all of us hurt in one way or the other.
I encourage you to find someone you can trust, someone who won't judge you
or make fun of you and open your heart to that person. I know from
experience that the only way to get rid of all the hurt in our hearts is
to start talking to others.
God said that we are to bear one another's burdens. It is impossible
to bear someone's burdens if we don't know what they are. The best
way to help someone is by sharing what you have been through so that
person will know that you really do care and understand. Come out
from under the bed in your emotions into the Arms of Jesus.
January 22, 2005