“Come to me with your defenses down, ready to be blessed and filled with My presence. Relax, and feel the relief of being totally open and authentic with Me. You have nothing to hide and nothing to disclose, because I know everything about you already. You can have no other relationship like this one. Take time to savor its richness, basking in My golden light.”Jesus CallingSarah Young
I have “nothing to hide and nothing to disclose”. What a reassuring thought; and one I needed to hear.
Recently I’ve been struggling with a comment I made to a friend in an email. I started second guessing what I had written; worrying how she may have interpreted my thoughts. Since I am new to this grieving-the-loss-of-a-spouse process, I began to worry whether I’m doing it right. Do people think I am grieving properly? Am I saying the right things? Do I sound too flippant?
The antidote to these second-guessing questions of mine is simply expressed by Young in this devotional message. I have “nothing to hide and nothing to disclose”, because He knows everything about me already. In other words, if God understands and tells me I don’t need to explain myself to Him, I certainly needn’t spend time worrying about explaining myself to others. As Young wrote, “Relax and feel the relief of being totally open and authentic with Me.”
Time to pour a second cup of coffee and bask in the worry-free warmth of His complete understanding.