Meditation for Perfectionists – Friday June 09, 2023
Coming Out Of Isolation
Ephesians 1:7: “So overflowing is his kindness towards us that he took away all our sins through the blood of his Son, …and he has showered down upon us the richness of his grace” (TLB).
Our Bible Study group sat in a circle facing each other. The discussion lesson for the evening was from the book of Ephesians.
“The words, ‘rich or riches’, are mentioned six times in these verses,” observed one woman. “Isn’t that exciting?”
“To tell you the truth, I don’t feel rich,” I said. “I feel like I’m walking around in darkness.”
Silence filled the room. No one knew how to respond. I no longer remember how our study group resumed conversation that evening. What I do recall is that my surprising revelation broke open a crack in the “everything’s fine” wall I built around myself. It was a positive step out of my depression and burnout.
When we risk sharing our real feelings and thoughts with a safe and caring person, we allow a little light to shine through our darkness. We begin to move away from isolation and pain toward forgiveness and healing.
Lord, as a result of your kindness and grace,
may I learn to be vulnerable
with the caring people you put into my life.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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