What a humbling verse Mark 2:17 is. It immediately makes me realize the many times I would rather act like I’m healthy rather than admit my “sickness” and need. As we’ve started this new series, I’ve been very aware of the internal battle in me that fights to cover up my brokenness instead of allowing God to reveal it and shine his light and healing in those areas. The lie that I find myself believing is that those hurt and hardened parts of me are better off covered up than exposed. Instead, I’m finding God’s kindness and closeness in His presence as He begins to expose the lies and bring healing into my life. My prayer is that God would teach me how to be vulnerable before Him, admitting my need for Him and my inability to be self-sustaining without Him.
“Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’”
“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”