I have never been able to sleep without the covers. Even if it was 100 degrees in my room, I would still need the protection of my covers to go to sleep soundly. At 34 years old, the covers provide comfort to me and keep me safe. My boys are the same way. They need their covers and their security animals and blankies on top of them to sleep soundly at night. Eli’s “wuvie wuv” blankie is only as big an 8×10 picture frame but he still puts it over him before bedtime.
I want to teach my boys (and myself) that even without the blankets, and the animal friends and the “wuvie wuvs” we are still covered. We are covered by His love all of the time. Technically we don’t need anything but His love. When He covers you, he covers you completely. Your mind, body and soul are protected from everything else. And guess what? His cover is a shield, not a flimsy blanket. Nothing can break through it or pierce it.
Dear Paige, remember that when you are scared, when you are worried, when you are broken. Remember that when you are doubtful, when you are ashamed, when you don’t feel worthy. He covers you always. You just need to trust in his faithfulness. He’s got this.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.