Story Share: Shame-Free in Weakness

IMG_0911Today I want to invite you to read Abby Anderson Parry’s post about the subtle whirlwind moments of life, when life is spinning in circles around you and you feel like you don’t have what it takes to meet his moment. I love watching her reach into her inadequate-feeling moments as a mommy.

Some of my favorite words from her post…

“I don’t think that the Spirit is calling the death of Jesus to my mind in order to shame me. I don’t think He’s minimizing my disruption or negating it. I think that He is calling me to mirror Jesus in His acceptance, to acknowledge the pain and the imperfection and the wishing it could be another way and to keep going, to press in, to be willing to endure disruption, confident of the promises to come.”

Those are powerful thoughts for our small-feeling moments. May we be willing to receive the love poured through another’s words.

For today, Jesus, give us grace to not be shamed by the reminder of your sacrifice, but impassioned by the love of it. May the wrong attitudes in our disruption bring us to your cross. To come boldly, knowing you’ve taken all the shame of this moment on Yourself and to press into the promise of You in us. May we confidently live this day knowing we are in You. You are our great Comfort and Strength for every shy-feeling moment the enemy tries to throw our way today.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction , so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” (2 Cor. 1:3-5)

My prayer is that you find God's grace pouring through your insecure moments. In this audio series, you'll receive a few quiet minutes of encouragement each month free in your email inbox. I hope it helps you find sweet gifts inside the feelings.

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