Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:20-21 (NIV)
Think it’s time we get honest with God. This school year could be so different for all of us if we would stop hiding what God already sees. Hiding is exhausting, and it requires effort because we are covering something that we don’t want to be seen. I’m not saying you need to tell the world your busy, but I am saying we should all walk into the light of Christ and get real with Him. Tell Him what your struggles are. Maybe you struggle with acceptance and seek attention from your friends. You might be filling a painful hole in your life with sexual relationships or partying to fit in. It could be that lying to your parents has become a natural thing and watching tv in your room has turned into porn that fills the screen of your phone. Happiness could be a front for the fear you hide behind because, in reality, you are scared to death of failing. Anxiety speaks to you day and night, but you say nothing because it’s better to look strong than admit weakness. What is it that you don’t want God to see? Sometimes I think we care more about what people see versus what God sees.
Let’s be real with God. The Light doesn’t point out your problems, it speaks to them instead. In the Light, there is healing, freedom, and rest. For the past month, I have allowed my hope in Jesus to spiral into thoughts of death. Literally thoughts of death, I start with the best possible blessing and move towards the worst things that could happen. My hope turns to the imagination of my mind and not what God is speaking to my heart. What starts as hope and joy in the blessings of the Lord leads to the wonder of death and destruction of those around me that I love most. Let’s bring everything into the sight of God today by being honest with Him.
Lord I need help, I don’t want to remain in the dark because I desire to live in the Light and live a life that pleases you. Speak to my brokenness and place people in my life that can help me. Amen.