Take Off The Mask
We are a hurting people. Left to ourselves we tend to be destructive. We tend to isolate and envelope ourselves within a bubble of silence behind a mask. Or maybe this is only true of those I know?
I am a hurting person and left to myself I tend to be destructive. I tend to isolate and envelope myself within a bubble of silence behind a mask.
That’s why when I’m hurting, when I’m down I need help . . .
- Help to break out of that silence . . .
- Help to correct my thinking . . .
- Help to organize a doable to-do list . . .
- Help to go to God in humble confession . . .
- Help to love myself . . .
- Help to take that one next step.
Music is one thing I can do to help myself see the Truth. One way I can break out of that silence. One way I can take off my mask – a least a little corner.
This week I’ve spoken with several women who are breaking that silence.They are admitting (to their embarrassment) that they are hurting, fearing and doubting. They are saying things like Twila Paris wrote in one of her songs:
I know the answers I’ve given them all
But suddenly now I feel so small
Shaken down to the cavity in my soul
I know the doctrine and theology
But right now they don’t mean much to me
Dear Lord, thank You that You are our personal Father and almighty God.
Please help my hurting sisters to see and know that You are a trustworthy God. Remove the veil of deception from their thinking. And help me with this too.
Help us see and know we can trust You . . . in the midst of uncertainty . . . confusion . . . physical ailments . . . debilitating depression . . . financial struggles . . . relationship catastrophes . . . addiction . . . unbelief.
Help our desire to trust You match our action. Help us to agree that today we will trust You.
Help us to break out of the silence. Take off our masks. Confess our sins, fears, doubts, and even our faith in You, oh Lord. Especially our faith in You.