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

Throughout my life, I’ve built walls. And while I wish I were talking about physical walls, as they would be so much easier to tear down, I’m sadly talking about emotional ones. Walls that I thought would protect me from further hurt, and from wounds that take years to heal.

I was mistaken though, as these walls kept out those who loved me – especially Jesus. I ran from him and his love, because it frightened me. That may sound confusing, but I was so broken and lost, that I knew one single encounter with him would cause my walls to come crashing down.

The walls I worked so painfully on for years would be completely obliterated. They were a labor of “love” and I carried them around proudly. I used them as a shield as they boldly had “don’t get too close” written across the front of them.

I could only run for so long though, and I eventually had my single, life changing encounter with the one who loves me like crazy. Did my walls come crashing down instantly? No. They took years to come down, but I know now that it’s okay to be a work in progress.

This verse says that it’s okay to be weak, because when we are – he is strong. When I’m failing and falling, his power can be made perfect in my life.

I want his power to rest on my life, so I must be willing to admit that I fall short, and I make mistakes – but his grace is sufficient and I can try again at any moment in my life. Your next breath is your change to start anew!

Jesus, I am thankful that though I am weak, you are strong. You are a mighty God and are excellent at turning weak things into powerful testimonies – that the world may see your glory!

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: And in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” Psalm 51:6

Every meaningful friendship achieves its depth from sharing in one another’s failings, successes, dreams, and goals. It’s amazing how quickly relationships build when people’s walls are down, and they become vulnerable with each other.

To acquire intimacy with God, we need to be exposed in His presence. He desires truth in the inward parts. Your creator knows every detail of your life, but He desires for you to express to Him what you are feeling, what moves you to tears, and what your dreams are.

So many times in a state of brokenness we want to hide from God, but your experience will prove that if you bring your pain to Him, then He will draw you closer to Himself. Share your heart with God today, you can trust Him.

Prayer: Lord, break down the walls I have built in my life. Help me to understand that you will never leave me or forsake me. Help me to know that you care more about my situation and life than I do. Teach me to know Your wisdom.