If you’re having a stressful day…

…and you’ve prayed and prayed….

and your bed is still unmade – make it.

I don’t care if it’s 12:45 at night and you’re about to go to sleep.

If you’re having a bad day, upset with yourself – feeling unworthy or depressed – you have the ability to rise above it. Jesus gave us this ability by putting himself under a curse of this world, to set us free from this world.

There are two groups of people; one group of people is going to think this is ridiculous as they have made their bed everyday since they were 5. There are others (including myself) who are not so on top of it if you will – maybe there are piles of clothes, stressful days at work, children that need attention, other messses in the living room etc. – that may keep us from attending to such a simple matter as making the bed. To me, especially if I’m running late, the last thing I’m going to do is worry about making my bed – no one’s gonna be seeing my unkempt bed, and I’m just going to be returning to the sheets later – why does it matter?

It matters because it makes you feel in control, you have control of your will and you want to ease your suffering. Even if I am about to go to sleep, and I haven’t made my bed – I still roll up and tuck the sheets – even though I will be messing it right back up almost immediately.

Doesn’t matter – it makes me feel so much better. I know it’s obvious and simple, but sometimes if you’re overwhelmed – the most obvious and simple answer is hard to see.

Being grateful that you have a bed to sleep in, showing that appreciation by just making it up.

So, I thought I would pass this along to you – if you’re upset, feeling lost, you’ve been praying and you just can’t shake your low-ness…

Make your bed. It will make you happier, even if it’s just a little.

Jesus replied,

“Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

Matthew 8:20 Berean Standard Bible

And if you don’t have a bed, and your head is without a place to rest, I can’t imagine how you must feel – but Jesus knows.

No one understands you like Jesus does.


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