Underneath It All

Underneath It All

Emma enters the room and every head turns. She is stunning, tall, thin, and beautifully dressed. She walks with grace and confidence. She smiles, walks through the crowd, and engages in numerous conversations. She loves the attention yet underneath it all, tears stream down the walls of her heart. She puts up a good front, but the scars run deep. She longs to feel loved, and after years of asking: “Am I enough?” her heart concludes – NO! She feels the stabs of rejection deep within, and it defines her inner wardrobe. Her mistakes and failures color her thoughts and actions, and she covers her wounds with multiple facets of control and pretention. She longs for something more. She pines for her filthy rags to be removed. There are days when she takes off one garment of judgement and then another of gossip—- only to find that she has put them back on at the end of the day. Looking at her you would never know the tattered garments covering her heart and the insecurity in her soul. Outwardly she appears beautiful and bold, yet the inward she is naked and fearful.

What would it take to tear down the walls of garments she is hiding behind?  She longs to come out – to be seen – to be noticed – to be beautiful  – TO BE FREE.

What is your heart clothed in today?

What are you wearing right now?

Will you let Him remove your filthy rags, one garment at a time, and clothe you with His robes of righteousness – the garments of Heaven? Oh sweet one, His hand is extended to you. It’s your choice to reach out. Go for it. Grab hold sister. And one step at a time He will bring you out from underneath it all.

Prayer: Lord God Almighty, You are King. Come and be King of my heart. Fill me with Your all-consuming Holy Spirit. Invade my flesh. Bring me out from underneath it all. Help me to remove the tattered garments of meanness, greed, anger, bitterness, jealousy, control, unforgiveness, judgment, gossip, selfishness, and distrust. Heal me from the inside out so I may be a reflection of Your beauty and light. Cover me in Your robes of Love. Wash me white as snow. May I bring my hearts deepest question to You and, help me to receive Your answers as TRUTH! Your word says and I decree: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,  I clothe myself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. I bear with others and forgive others that I have grievance against. I forgive as the Lord forgave me. And over all these virtues I put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  (Colossians 3:12-14) You are all I need Jesus. I love You LORD. Praise You Jesus. In the name and the blood of Jesus Christ I pray – AMEN


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