We want to be seen as the person Jesus has to clean up the least. When I have thoughts like that, I just want someone to bring me back down to reality and knock me over the head with Romans 3:23. Nobody’s perfect. It’s so hard for us to completely be open in community because that means that person would be able to really know what’s going on in our heads and even worse, would have the ability to choose to judge us for it.
We spend all of this time and energy creating a nice, clean, safe place to live. Hold up and listen: The LORD is our refuge…He is that safe place that we spend all of our time trying to create. This week when you get that urge to make people think you have it all together, remember that He wants all of us…including our mess. He is our refuge. He is our strength.