When I try to sleep in, hoping an extra thirty minutes might benefit me, I rise with more stiffness in my bones than usual. Job likely had bad bones too, but he also suffered from bad dreams.
When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint, even then you frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions. (Job 7:13-14, NIV)
Hiding away in the closet of our bed does nothing for our wellness. Sleep is not a great motivator.
Jesus said to him, Get up! Pick up your bed (sleeping pad) and walk! Instantly the man became well and recovered his strength and picked up his bed and walked. (John 5:8-9a, AMP)
Maybe we can’t pick up our beds, but we can get up and move, instead of vegetating in them.
Prayer – Lord, when we feel sorry for ourselves, remind us that we have a responsibility to do something about it. Amen