“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
– 2 Corinthians 2:10
|I want you to know that it is good to be emotional. I went through a long period of my life where Ibelieved that I had to box people out from what I was feeling. I don’t know if it was my view of masculinity or my own wounds in my life, but I felt like I had to be strong. To be honest, I did that long enough that I wasn’t feeling anything. And part of my journey as a believer was learning not only the power of joy and enthusiasm and positivity, but the power of vulnerability, grief, weeping, and imploring the God of Armies. And I found that you can’t have one without the other. It’s the Bible that teaches us that when we go through something difficult, none of us are strong enough to go through it alone. We need God to go with us. And frankly, we need our friends. We cannot do it alone. Being emotional, weeping, grieving, being vulnerable, bleeding from your soul is not weak — it’s strong.|
God, help me to be okay with being vulnerable. I need you and I need my friends. Help me to feel emotion in a healthy way.
What emotions do you feel today?