5 Reasons Not to Be Afraid of the Monster Under the Bed

In the darkness of your bedroom, things go bump in the night. It’s probably just your dad trying to find the door. Oh, and of course there’s the monster under your bed (sometimes in your closet, in the corner, or under the pile of clothes lying in the middle of the room). I wouldn’t worry about him or her. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid of this strange visitor.

1. The monster probably just wants your screams.

Everyone who has seen Monster’s Inc. is well aware of the fact that most monsters are actually very nice people who just need your screams. We all know this because we know that Monster’s Inc. is based on documented fact. For them, it’s nothing personal. They just need the screams of children to generate power in their world. Their very civilization depends on it!

2. In all likelihood, you are smarter than the average human-room-lurking monster.

A recent study showed that the average monster actually does have a large brain which is almost twice the size of a human brain. That means that there are a fair-sized number of pretty intelligent monsters out there. However, this same study revealed that when monsters are in human-room-lurking mode, they utilize almost all of their power for the scaring process.

3. Most humans are stronger than most of the bad monsters.

It is true that you don’t have to be smart to terrorize people, but terror is about all these terrorists can do when they are in your room. The good monsters are usually a lot weaker than they look and the bad are even more so. Plus, their meanness is pretty laughable. They’re like, “booga-booga-booga!” And I’m like, “Seriously?”

4. The vast majority of the time there really isn’t a monster under your bed.

There might be, but I highly doubt it. It’s probably just your imagination or your teddy bear or your little brother or sister trying to scare you. And the 1 percent of the time that there is a monster down there, he’s distracted by all the potato chips and cookie crumbs. He’s probably down there just chilling with his midnight snack.

5. God is able and willing to protect you against the strongest, meanest, most horrible monster of all.

And even if there were a monster under your bed or lurking someone else in your room, God’s got your back. When He was here on earth, Jesus said “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31). Plus, you can talk to Him about your worries whenever you want. Paul the Apostle said, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

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Greetings from the booming metropolis that is Pleasant View, Tennessee. I am a man of constant spiritual highs and spiritual lows. I pray that I serve God at my highest even when I am lowest.

4 thoughts on “5 Reasons Not to Be Afraid of the Monster Under the Bed

  • January 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
    G K Chesterton

  • January 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Do you recommend keeping a supply of cookie crumbs and potato chips under the bed, just in case a monster shows up? You know, to distract them? What if your parents don’t like all that food under your bed? What do you do then?

  • January 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Very good questions. The other reasons I gave are good reason not to worry about that. Go ahead and clean that food out. However, all sorts of things often collect under bed between cleanings. In addition, monsters aren’t picky eaters at all. During these non-clean days they are bound to find something to snack on whether it be lint or dirt.

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