Vulnerability

I recently started a book called “How’s your soul?” What is the first thing that comes into your head when you see these three words, do you run from it? Do you quickly place those “I’m fine” barriers around your heart? or do you answer it openly? If we are being honest that question is daunting for a lot of us, the thought of opening up to someone, exposing the struggles of our soul can be scary. Why? Because it puts us in a vulnerable position. When I googled the definition of “Vulnerability” every single one had negative connotations, but to be vulnerable isn’t always a bad thing.

For many of us we dont want to talk about how we really feel because we lack trust, we are scared of the reaction we might get when we open up. However there is one person who will always have the suitable reaction, who we can speak to in total confidence. God. He wants to know our weaknesses, our pains, our struggles because when we give God our weaknesses He gives us His strength. Paul explains this amazing truth to us in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 as God spoke to Him saying “My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.” Sometimes it’s scary to come to God broken and vulnerable, but His promises need to remain in our hearts more than our fears. He promises to strengthen us, to heal us.

Never feel like you are too broken for God, He wants all of you not just the great bits, but all of you. So tonight I challenge you to search for those bits of your heart that you’ve been holding on to, and give everything to Jesus. In Psalm 147 we are told that “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”, so show Him your wounds, let God be your refuge and healer.

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3 thoughts on “Vulnerability

  1. Thanks for sharing. I am so glad that people are talking about and relating to the need for vulnerability these days thanks to Brene Brown’s writing. I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about Vulnerability in case you have time to look? Have a good day, Sam 🙂

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