No Shame in Brokenness

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Yesterday was the first day in about a year that I felt like my depression had come back. Everyone has something they struggle with and this is the main temptation I face.

There is a part of me that feels ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian and can spend a whole day crying, fighting thoughts of self harm and thoroughly doubting that I have a good future. But I have no reason to be ashamed. Jesus has taken my shame away; in my weakness He is strong.

So I am praying that Jesus catches your attention through what I’ve admitted. Your deepest darkest parts, your lying, stealing, jealousy, pornography, unforgiveness, bitterness, reckless and any other temptation you fight is His strength.

Keep rejecting your temptation, keep trusting in the grace of Jesus to pull you through. Keep on telling Him how you feel. Yet at the end of the day come back to praising Him. He is our strength.

1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, β€œI have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13 Niv

photo credit: col_adamson via photopin cc

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16 thoughts on “No Shame in Brokenness

  1. The body of Christ needs this type of vulnerability… There are way too many “fake” Barbie-doll Christians running around. We all deal with something. We all have thorns in our side which the devil tries to use against God. The best way to defeat the devil: Talk about it! Thank you for being so open and transparent to us! God bless!

  2. “But I trust in Your unfailing love…”
    “How Long O Lord” is one of my favorite songs when I’m struggling because it always comes down to, “but I trust in Your unfailing love. You *have* been good; You *will* be good to me.”

    Thanks for sharing!

    \o/

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