If You Only Knew…

Melody Workman Week 1

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the weight of shame? Whether it’s shame that has been forced on to you by others, or you are wrestling with it internally, there’s a way for you to be free of that burden. In Mark 14:33-34, Jesus feels overwhelmed by the weight of the pain He’s feeling, stating that His soul was “overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death”. Rather than hiding this, He asked three of His disciples to keep watch for Him– to look out for Him. Jesus was deeply vulnerable with those that He trusted in a moment of great burden. Who in your life can you look to when your heart feels overwhelmed?

Read Psalm 16. When you read the Psalm, meditate and pray on what comes up when you read statements like: God is a protector; God is good; God’s advice helps you to be firm in who you are; God’s presence gives you joy. Invite God to heal the times you have experienced hurt as a result of being vulnerable with others. Ask God for wisdom to show you who the safe people are in your life and what steps you need to take to follow God and receive the love He has for you.

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Being real with ourselves, God, and others means getting vulnerable about the things that bring us shame. In this message, Melody Workman discusses the way the Enemy uses our shame against us and how God wants us to use our relationships with people to grow in our relationship with Him.