Today was my first counseling appointment since my failed IVF. I’m not sure why, but I was nervous or ashamed of going and then I read “Jesus Calling” this morning and three sentences jumped out at me. I knew it was Father speaking directly to my heart.
“Your weakness does not repel me. On the contrary, it attracts my power, which is always available to flow into a yielded heart. Do not condemn yourself for your constant need of help.”
That last sentence reminded me of Romans 8:1 “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” I had memorized that verse as a child but now was curious to see it from a different view. In the Passion Translation it says, “So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One.”
Sometimes looking at a verse (or even a situation) from another perspective can bring a Kairos moment where Heaven meets earth. Through this verse, I realized that there was an accusing voice trying to condemn me and that it sometimes used my own thoughts to confuse me. The accuser comes to steal, kill and destroy and that includes our minds as well.
We will need help in this life and Jesus offers it freely. Father is here for us in our communion with Him, but He’s also given us the freedom to get counseling if needed. Don’t let your weakness or shame keep you from getting help. Yield to Jesus and His offer of counseling
-Mary Elizabeth A.