God Is Bigger Than The Boogie Man
With keys in hand, I hopped in my new car. I took a big whiff of that new car smell, pulled out my phone, and hooked up the Bluetooth to play my victory song as I drove off the lot.
The first song that came out of my speakers, “Sport Utility Vehicle” sung by none other than Larry the Cucumber. Why? Because I am an adult who still LOVES the VeggieTales! That show was not only fun to watch as a kid, but it taught me a lot of important lessons about God.
Some of the first lessons I learned from the Veggies were:
- Pirates are lazy.
- Be thankful for what you have because your tree home will get too heavy from all the stuff you don’t need and it will fall off a cliff.
- It doesn’t matter if they wear a shoe or pot on their head, you should treat them with care and respect.
- Finally (and most importantly), I remember Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber telling viewers at the end of every episode that “God made you special and He loves you very much.”
Now, I don’t usually go around boasting my extensive knowledge of the VeggieTales, but in the midst of a new challenge, God has reminded me of one of the lessons the show taught me over 15 years ago.
Recently, I have been struggling with managing my anxiety. I never knew how much control our minds could have over our bodies. When I have an anxiety attack, my mind completely hijacks my body. Most of the time, I wake up in the middle of the night convinced I’m having a heart attack. However, I recently had an anxiety attack in the middle of the day while I was at work!
As my mind started racing, my body followed. My heart started pounding, and my back and neck started to hurt (these are two signs of a heart attack. I would know because I have WebMD-ed it a thousand times). All I could see was my anxiety, and it was growing.
Then, during the storm brewing in my head, God reminded me of one of invaluable lessons I learned from VeggieTales: “God is bigger than the Boogie Man”
And I just repeated it to myself, “God is bigger than the Boogie Man, God is bigger than the Boogie Man, God is bigger than the Boogie Man.” Slowly, my anxiety dissolved.
In that moment, I realized that I could turn my eyes from my anxiety to God.
And it’s true, God is bigger than the Boogie Man. For me, the “Boogie Man” is my anxiety. But your Boogie Man might be different. Whatever it is, rest assured that God really is bigger than any of the difficulties or struggles we face in life.
If we only look at our difficulties, they will definitely LOOK bigger than God because they are bigger than us. However, when we turn our focus to God, He shows us that He is stronger than it all. Next time you feel a problem overtaking you, remind yourself of the silly yet incredibly powerful truth that “God is bigger than the Boogie Man.” I’ve included the official song below in case you need a little help from the VeggieTales characters themselves…
To borrow some parting words from Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato… “Remember, God made you special and He loves you very much!”