But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

So let go of your hiding — you have nothing to be ashamed of. I find that when we, as people of God, are always hiding our imperfections and our sins, we’re creating a performance that makes it harder for others to talk about their imperfections and their sins. I think it’s a bit like this: imagine you are in kind of a bad car accident and the ambulance took you to the hospital, and you got to choose. You could either have a terrible injury on the outside of your body, or a terrible injury on the inside of your body. What would you choose? You’d say, Neither, please! I know. But your answer should be that you’d want it on the outside. Even though it’s a mess and you’re getting blood on people’s clothes, it’s way less dangerous than the guy who comes in and on the outside nothing’s wrong, but on the inside, he’s bleeding.


God, make me well on the inside and give me the strength to show that I am sometimes unwell on the outside.


How can you come out of hiding?

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8 Responses

  1. I’m kinda shy; so, unless there is a subject matter, I can’t picture conversing about sincerely avoiding deliberate unkindness, self-esteem, my inner thoughts about how I pray, or how I love God. On the inside, (I think of my soul) that is where my weaknesses are intangible (hanging out there for everyone to see), but my hopefulness is so connected to the faith and trust I have in God, that I cannot imagine just unilaterally opening up around other Christians all the time about weekly circumstances which may happen. In other words, I’m a friendly person with hopefulness toward the give and take that all of us deal with in regard to others.

  2. Excellent Message…. I enjoy reading them … Pastor Bobby delivers a great spiritual message… The Hour of Power is vey uplifting…..

  3. I think the tumbler I was expecting was sold out. So, could you send me some other gift from your “odd ball” left-overs? I had contributed two times without any gift being forthcoming. Thanks Teresa Riecken

    1. Hi, Teresa!

      I forwarded this inquiry to Michele in customer service and she will be contacting you shortly!

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