When You're Not OK

When we struggle with deep issues, we can suspect no one wants to hear the true depths of them. Though longing to unburden ourselves, we are skeptical anyone could understand.

We do not have to feel disconnected when we come to God. With God, not only is He aware of our brokenness, He does not want us to put on our best “OK face” when we come to Him. We need not dust ourselves off and pull up our own bootstraps to get His attention. This position is when we are least blessed. God does not want our self-manufactured efforts; He wants us to receive His tender grace in Jesus Christ. He calls for us to come to His Son in transparent honesty at the deepest levels as we admit our desperate need. Do you feel vulnerable and helpless? You are in the perfect place for God to draw you closer to Him. Our weakness is the door to His strength.

When we are at an end of ourselves is when God can reach us at the innermost level. While everything in our world can be far from fine, we can come to Him and unburden our pain. In Christ we are welcome no matter the ordeal, with the assurance He loves us beyond our imagination.

In our longing to be genuinely heard for who we really are, what comfort we have as God understands our concerns in mercy and love.

But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer nor His lovingkindness from me. Psalm 66:19-20.

Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.

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