My Help

Just for a second he showed me his beauty

Looking out of the office I thought I’d never have

The window I felt I didn’t deserve

His grace has held me

His Love has comforted me

At this moment only for a second the sun shined on my face

As if in this big world overflowing with people

He choose me this day. He reminded me that I am your father I will never leave or forsake you  

Grace, Mercy, Love, Kindness

This is where my help comes from.

Journey Kar

Visible Vulnerability 

by:Cindy Hess Kasper

Source:Our daily bread

Ephesians 4:2–6 Be patient, bearing with one another in love. 

As I ventured out several weeks after shoulder surgery, I was fearful. I had become comfortable using my arm sling, but both my surgeon and physical therapist now told me to stop wearing it. That’s when I saw this statement: “At this stage, sling wear is discouraged except as a visible sign of vulnerability in an uncontrolled environment.”

Ah, that was it! I feared the enthusiastic person who might give me a bear hug or the unaware friend who might bump me accidentally. I was hiding behind my flimsy baby-blue sling because I feared being hurt.

Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable can be scary. We want to be loved and accepted for who we are, but we fear that if people truly knew us, they would reject us and we could get hurt. What if they found out we are not smart enough . . . kind enough . . . good enough?

But as members of God’s family, we have a responsibility to help each other grow in faith. We’re told to “encourage one another,” to “build each other up” (1 Thess. 5:11), and to “be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Eph. 4:2).

When we are honest and vulnerable with other believers, we may discover we have mutual struggles battling temptation or learning how to live obediently. But most of all, we will share the wonder of God’s gift of grace in our lives.

Dear Lord, many times my fear of being hurt keeps me from being honest about my struggles. Help me to remember how much You love me, and help me to be patient and loving with others.

Being honest about our struggles allows us to help each other.