Honesty in the Midst of the Storm

Hiding hurts help.
Jesus and I are having some frank conversations in the midst of a current storm. I’m not whining or complaining. I’m simply focusing on Him to fix it. You know what He’s fixing? Me, not the storm.
Paul was on a ship that was literally falling apart at sea (Acts 27). The crew was doing everything they could to keep it, the ship, together. The word used to keep the ship together is the same word in Hebrews 4:16 for help.
When we feel like our lives are falling apart, we are to approach Jesus with confidence for help. The word confidence means to speak freely and hold nothing back. In other words, be frank with Him. Don’t put on an outer face of strength with Him. A stiff upper lip only gets bitten by your teeth!
We are to be totally honest with Him. But are we being honest with ourselves? If we want Jesus to fix it, we must be willing to tell Him about what we are truly thinking and feeling at any given moment.
Thus, focusing on Jesus doesn’t mean telling and retelling Him about the storm. It means acknowledging what’s going inside you in the midst of that storm.
You see, changing your life is the issue, not the storm. Storms simply expose what’s going on inside us – our thoughts, our fears, our defense mechanisms, our rationalizations and justifications, our weaknesses (2 Cor. 10:3-5) – all of which must be renewed with the truth that sets us free from all the negatives brought on by the storm.
Focus on Jesus by talking with Him about where you are really at, not about the storm. He will fix it, alright. You.

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