Because your identity is secure.
Changing How We See Ourselves
I know how tired you are.
Too often, those of us in the Christian community see people the same way the rest of the world sees them. It’s even how we see each other. This is why we feel it necessary to wear masks in church —- to present an image that will make them see us the way we want them to see us. . . imagine how the world would respond if Christians saw people the way God sees them.”
Lord, I pray for any reading these words who have been weighed down by shame for too long. For those who are always striving to do it all and hold everything together, I pray for an extra measure of your love and grace. May we learn to see ourselves the way you see us, as holy and deeply loved. Give us the humility to accept your easy yoke and not be burdened anymore by the yoke of slavery. Remind us how we are precious in your sight. Teach us to rest in you.