"I see straight through you, into the depths of your being... Rejoice in the relief of being fully understood. Talk to me about your struggles and feelings of inadequacy. Little by little, I will transform your weaknesses into strengths... your relationship with Me is saturated in grace." (15)
What a strange yet wonderful reality, to be fully known, every detail - from before conception and on. (Ps. 139:13-16) He knows me much better than I know myself. He's not mystified, confused or put off by my shortcomings. He REALLY "gets it" when it comes to who I REALLY am! Yet He loves me! That's absolutely amazing!! Why?
Because I know enough about myself to be thoroughly unimpressed with myself. There's a laundry list of things I'd like to change or that I wish could be lifted from my life. That's exactly when I am in the "optimal condition for being filled with (His) peace." In fact, each time I struggle with "feelings of inadequacy" I can unload the burden of my weaknesses through honest confession. I lean harder into Him. He holds tighter onto me. Suddenly, I discover He's hugged the heaviness right out of me!
Sharing His Hugs...dmc