All of us have a desire to be loved and accepted. That is part of being human. Often we think, “If people could just see me for who I am, they would not love me.” We only let other people see what they might accept about us. Life becomes a stage and we are all actors.
It is impossible for someone to truly love us when we hide who we are from them out of fear. We become hurt and we learn to hurt others. There is a line in a famous movie that says, “Life is pain, Princess. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something.”
Life is pain because we are all broken people trying to appear whole. We spend our days acting the part of someone we inwardly know we will never be. When we can find the strength to be honest about ourselves with another person, we are often hurt when they do not accept us. So we perfect our act and let fewer and fewer people see who we truly are.
It is no wonder that so many people feel the pain of brokenness.
But, there is hope!
Jesus Christ, God’s son came to earth to redeem us. Not as we pretend to be, but as we truly are. He knows that we have been hurt, wounded and broken by others. He knows that in our brokenness, we have hurt others too. But, still, Jesus loves us.
In fact, Jesus loves us so much that He paid the price of our sin on the cross. He suffered the weight of our sins in order to offer us true forgiveness. He offers us a new start.
How can you find His forgiveness? It begins with a simple prayer.
“Dear Jesus, I am sorry for the wrong things I have done. I am tired of acting like someone I am not. I want to be loved for who I am. Please forgive me and take me as Your own. I choose to live for You from this day onward. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!”
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