When You Wish You Could Be Invisible


There are times in my life when I’d just like to be invisible.  I don’t want to hear anyone call my name for help, or ask me one more question, or expect anything from me.  Do you ever wish you could just stay in bed and pull the covers up over your head for the entire day?

Few of us have that luxury. People are depending on us. We can’t risk losing our jobs. So we keep going.

There is one place, however, where you can go to hide.  You can run to God, as a baby bird runs to its mother and hide under her wings.  Psalm 91 tells us this: “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Psalm 91:4).

For a baby bird, under its mother’s wings is a place of safety, warmth, and comfort–a place of closeness to the one who can take care of its needs. For us, being under God’s wing also means safety and comfort and provision, as well.

  • The Psalmist David wrote, “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8).
  • God says, “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13).
  • The apostle Paul wrote, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).

When an eaglet is under his mother’s wing, it’s dark. Sometimes under God’s wing we can’t see anything either, but we know He can see what is ahead and will protect us.  Peace comes because we know the one who cares for us. Run to Him for refuge.