Day 93: It is Finished.

Happy Saturday and Day 93 of Another 100 Days of Hannah, y’all!
 
As it’s already mid-late morning, I guess I may as well just dive in.
 
Do any of you ever feel… ill-equipped? Inadequate? A bit like a fraud?
 
If I’m honest, I’ve been battling these thoughts and feelings for the last couple of days… especially in regards to my walk with Christ.
 
Because, y’all, more often than not, I don’t get it right.
 
I get caught up in pride.
I get distracted chasing my own selfish wants and desires.
I run from the truth, rather than to it.
I rush through my quiet times, hoping that a few minutes may just be ‘enough’.
I seek attention and approval from those around me, rather than desiring to please the Father.
I try to say the right things, hoping that the right words will mask the hardness of my heart.
And it makes me feel like maybe I shouldn’t be here.
I shouldn’t be the one writing these posts.
 
That maybe it’d be better if I just kept quiet.
 
And, I’ll admit – some days, it’s really tempting.
To quit.
To go silent.
To hide in the shadows.
 
But, at the end of the day, I don’t think that that’s my, our, calling.
 
So often, I get caught up in the lie that Christianity is all about creating the perfect exterior.
That it’s about looking good.
Getting it right.
Being ‘better’.
 
And so, I try hard to hide all of my sins – intentional and unintentional.
 
I hide them from myself.
I hide them from the world.
I hide them from God.
(Well, okay, I try…) 
 
Thinking that maybe, just maybe, if no one knows, then I’ll be safe.
That I’ll be free.
 
But this isn’t the picture of Christianity painted in scripture.
 
No.
Rather, we are called to authentic vulnerability through confession and community, time and time again.
In 1 John 1:9, we are told:
If we confess our sins, He (God), who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Y’all, this isn’t a call to perfection – it’s an invitation to community. 
 
It’s an opportunity to come to the cross.
To gaze into the eyes of our Savior as He breathed his last.
To hear His words – It is finished.
 
And know that these words were spoken for you and for me.
That the veil was torn so that we may fall before the throne of grace, in all of our brokenness, with all of our failures, in light of all of our sins.
 
And find rest.
 
True rest.
In the arms of a loving Father who gave His only begotten Son to pay the price that we owed.
To cross the chasm of sin and death that our own goodness could never overcome.
 
It is He who calls to us, today and every day – ‘Come. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest… for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’
‘Til tomorrow,
Hannah
Want to read more?  Here’s a link to my Day 93 post from 100 Days of Hannah.  Click the link to check it out! 
 
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