One of the greatest reliefs and releases I have found in life is the privilege of coming to the Father of my mind, body, and soul and unloading on Him.
By unloading, I mean dumping my heart out.
The hurts. The fears. The questions. The disappointments.
It's taking God at His Word when He has already said, ""Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28).
Like me, I wonder if in certain areas life hasn't quite turned out how you expected? Perhaps you thought you'd be in a much different place, a more fulfilled place, a place where life was more fruitful and fulfilling? I'm not talking about the entirety of our lives, per se'; just certain parts of it, that's all.
Can you possibly relate?
But what I've also found in my almost twenty-one years of knowing Jesus is this:
I'm most fulfilled when I pour my heart out to Him and, then, when I give Him room to pour His heart out to me.
What I’m talking about is a personal relationship where I come to Him in authentic honesty, and then, I allow Him to lovingly tend to my inner chaos. To speak. To heal. To correct and reprove. This is where I find such things as blessed assurance, profound peace, and a sense of deepest love and comfort for my insides.
The truth is, little do we know, myself included, how much damage we do ourselves when we hold onto what our Father so desperately wants to take from us.
For instance, when we hold onto grievances against somebody—even, ourselves—-what we are essentially doing is locking ourselves into a prison of emotional captivity. Because, truth is, nursing our wounds does not lead us to freedom, no, nursing our wounds leads us to an oasis of bitterness.
What Jesus offers to us is so much better.
He longs for us to come to Him and find Him.
The One who promises to be our everything.
Helper, Healer, Counselor, and Very Best Friend.
The One we can safely share our heart with, then, He can happily share His heart with us.
- Telling us how special we are to Him.
- Telling us just how much He loves us.
- Telling us He understands us and forgives us.
- Telling us how much He desires to use us in His Kingdom.
As I close this blogpost, my prayer for you today is that you would go to Jesus and pour your heart out to Him. Don't wait or settle for second best.
He's everything you're longing for, I promise.