Apr 24 2015

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Five Minute Friday: Hide

The word for today is hide.


Hide sounds like the perfect solution. If I hide, we tell ourselves, I won’t get hurt or in trouble or…. It goes on. The heart loves to be protected. The heart loves the fantasy world where no one says anything mean and good people always get rewarded for doing the right thing. The truth is that we don’t live in a perfect world. Far from perfect. People destroy each other left and right. Sometimes, they do it with Jesus attached to it. It hurts. Real bad. So, the natural response is to hide. Hiding is safe.

But hiding in isolation prevents healing. We need outside help to help our broken hearts to mend. It takes risk. And that sounds terrible to a heart that is breaking, but believe me, it is the first step towards finding life. Life that could never be found alone. The risk is there. The risk is real. But the possibility to know wholeness is through the door of risk. And what you will find is that there are loads of other former hiders out there. Together, with God’s very able hands, healing can begin.

Are you hiding?

If you are hiding in your brokenness and pain, please find a safe community to start the process of healing and health. Your soul will find life in the rich soil of healthy community.

What is Five Minute Friday?

It is a 5-minute writing party. Click the icon to read some other great writing.

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.




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  1. Amy P Boyd

    Thank you for encouraging me to reach out in times of pain instead of adding bricks to the wall that isolates me from others. It is so important that we stay connected.
    Amy P Boyd recently posted…It Is No Longer What I Do But Who I Am.My Profile

    1. Cheryl

      I have found reaching out to be immeasurably helpful, but it is often the last choice I feel like taking.

  2. Katie Reid

    Thank you Cheryl- a beautiful post and love your image (pinned it). Stopping by from FMF.

    1. Cheryl

      Thank you. And thank you.

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