Tuesday, January 24 – Hebrews 4:13
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom we must answer.
When we hear the phrase “there’s no place to hide,” we likely think of this negatively. It is one of our great fears to be left vulnerable in a place that is unsafe or exposed when we are trying to hide. Sometimes, being vulnerable with God feels like the most uncomfortable place we could be, but this is where we always are, whether we recognize it or not. In fact, it is the best place we can be because being vulnerable with God is like being open with a doctor so we can start the process of healing. Through Jesus, we can be restored and made right with God.
In the moments we feel exposed or convicted by what we read in Scripture, we should not be overwhelmed with shame but instead put our hope in the One who will restore us. Hebrews 12:11 says, “For the moment, all discipline seems not to be pleasant, but painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” When we seek to be transformed by God’s Word, we can be confident that every lesson we learn and every sin that is exposed in our hearts will bring the fruit of righteousness.
- What does it look like to be vulnerable with God?
- What are some things you have tried to hide from God or handle on your own?
- Pray and ask God to help you be vulnerable with Him, trusting Him to transform you.