Vulnerability in Miriam’s dictionary is defined as weak and unprotected with a result that could easily hurt, but this is a worldly definition. In God’s kingdom, it’s the opposite. When we spill out the whole of who we are and what is stirring in our hearts and minds, we can enter into victory.
Jesus invites us to be vulnerable. To come humbly and to admit we need help. “I didn’t come for the well,” Jesus said. (Mark 2:17) Pretending everything is fine won’t deliver us into victory. He binds up the broken-hearted, heals our deepest wounds and revives us soul deep as we draw near to Him in sincerity and transparency. He invites us to live life naked in His presence. He then covers every part of us.
Are there places you are afraid to bring? I have been, too. Yet, I’ve experienced the truth. Nothing is hidden from the Lord and we’re accepted no matter how far we fall or scared we are. He’s for us. He wants nothing more than to move into our hearts in a mighty way, ongoing. Consider these questions in this excerpt from “Come to the Table.”
Are you a lonely wife?
Lost in abusive love?
Friendless and fearful?
Divorced and devastated?
Single and sorrowful?
Ashamed by the cry of an unborn child?
Successful yet found wanting and lacking?
Holding empty bottles and empty hope?
Barren in your womb? Barren in your soul?
A driven dreamer whose dreams have crashed?
Conflicted and confused?
A runner and a hider?
Wherever you are, whatever you’d say:
FEAR NOT. YOU CAN DRAW NEAR TO THE LORD.
Thank you Lord for Your definition. Vulnerability is defined as strong.
It leads to protection and deliverance.
It doesn’t hurt. It always heals.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord hold you and assure you. He is able.
Lord, You continually work in our lives in greater measure than we ever expected as we come with greater expectation, open hands and all our hurts and struggles. Your love is like no other. Praise You! Amen & Alleluia.