Have you ever gotten yourself into such a mess that escaping the situation seemed impossible? I sure have, more times than I can count.
If you have, too, I bet you’ll relate to this story.
After an event where I was speaking, Eliza* approached me with a simple request for prayer to feel God’s love again. She had gotten into something she wasn’t proud of and her shame was heavy.
I asked if she’d confessed this issue of ugliness to God. She had, but the shame remained and the temptation to return to her junk was strong.
We prayed for her to experience the love of God. When we finished praying, I asked how she felt. “I have peace,” she replied.
“Peace is good, but you didn’t come for peace,” I reminded her. “You came to feel the love of God. To be free of the shame and truly know God loves you, right?” She nodded weakly.