To Embrace Me is to Embrace Him

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ‘ 2 Corinthians 12: 9, NIV 

If I am to fully embrace who I am, I must forget the standards of those around me and instead embrace who He says I am.   The honest truth is that I can live in despair regarding the gap between what I am lied to about perfection, or I can accept myself as He accepts me.  He sees me through the blood of Jesus, He loves me when I am most unlovable, and He looks beyond my faults and sees my needs. All those imperfections that are so visible to me are of little consequence to Him.

Read more in this month’s contribution to Joy Comes in the Morning.

belinda after a walk summer 2015

 

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