Being real is important to me. I want to know people and I want to be known by them. This morning at church, I was talking with the senior pastor as he described a mutual friend. The pastor said, “He is just so real. You don’t have to guess what you’re getting with him. What you see is what you get. And I love that about him. He’s just so real!”
Perhaps you’ve been in that place. Maybe you did run to Jesus and you prayed fervently about it. But then when you least expect you, you get hit again with the negative experience or negative emotions, maybe when your defenses are down. Whatever the case, you forget to run to Jesus or you might get caught up in soothing your hurt through other avenues. How often do we seek our own methods of calming our hearts? How often do we look inside ourselves instead of looking to Jesus? But this truth you must know….true healing will come only when we fully submit to Jesus and allow Him absolute control over our lives. You can’t fix you. I can’t fix me. Too often we try to fill the void with everything but God but it will never work. We have to submit, to give up control.
Reign in me, Sovereign God, heal my heart. You are drawing me to Yourself. You are drawing me to a place of joy & peace. I will trust You fully.
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:6)