A small group meets at my house every other Wednesday and we’re going through Grace for the Good Girl. Last week was the first week, and we read through Chapter 1 together. And we talked about the many ways we hide. We hide how we really feel, we hide our messy kitchen drawers, our bad habits, our truth-filled words. Because we’re so concerned with another’s opinion of us. And yet, as Emily Freeman reminds us…
The best part of hiding is being found.
There is a relief after the tearing off of the band-aid. A freedom that comes from not having to hide anymore. A breathing deep in the open spaces of being discovered by the One who knows you intimately.
In those areas of my life, where I like to hide or pretend or make a mask, He is finding me. Meeting me in my fakeness. And He lovingly reveals His truth about who I am.
I’m so thankful for this – this God that pursues us even when we’re trying so hard to hide. He’s not concerned with our response or how long it takes or what our reaction will be. He is love and He just wants me. He just wants you.
He holds our hand as we venture off with Him, to the hidden places within us. The unknown can be scary. But knowing He’s got you, that He won’t let you fall, that He’ll reveal Himself to you no matter what – that is truly being found.