Our tendency is to show God our trophies, the good things we have done, but God is looking at what we have hidden under our bed. Our loving heavenly father desires for us to be truthful, not perfect; He hates pretense and is not expecting us to always have our act together.
The father of the child who was demon possessed cried out to Jesus in tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). He was truthful. And Jesus set his son free. When Paul the apostle was struggling with a difficult problem that he called a “thorn in the flesh,” God told him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” And Paul’s response was, “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me…for when I am weak, then I am strong” (II Cor. 12:9,10).
Today, in our present season, let’s make a decision to follow the examples of Paul and the father who came to Jesus; “Your grace is all I need, when I am weak, then I am strong” and “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
Lord, I am hiding nothing from you. Be free to look under my bed.