Crying in the Closet?

How can feeling inadequate be a blessing?

photo credit: my daughter
photo credit: my daughter

Feeling inadequate reminds us that we are, in fact, incapable to live life on our own, and to trust God in everything. We aren’t created to be in charge; God is the one in charge. We aren’t created to hold the world on our shoulders; God does that.

Relying on our own strength isn’t going to get us far before landing flat on our faces.  Trust me. I’ve been there. I bet you have, too. We could swap stories.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve felt inadequate to do something, or when a situation felt way beyond my capacity to handle. When I relinquish control and allow God to determine my steps, give me strength when I feel weak, to hold me up when I can’t, that is when the impossible becomes possible.

Crying in the closet because of difficulties that seem insurmountable? There’s a hope and blessing to be found in that. It’s a moment of succumbing to the realization that we are human and our capacity is limited. We can’t handle the circumstances surrounding us on our own. Yet in the midst of life’s ever-changing tumbling roads, God remains faithful and constant; He remains good and worthy of praise.

And… our silent cries are transformed into songs of praise.

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Sharing with Laura at Playdates with God, Jen at Finding Heaven, Jennifer at #TellHisStory and Emily at Imperfect Prose
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5 thoughts on “Crying in the Closet?

  1. Hi Anna, this is a great post. It is true that feeling inadequate keeps us close to God and keeps us leaning on Him. To get to that place of not relying on Him in all things is a dangerous place to be. Great reminder
    God bless
    Tracy

  2. I’ve been there – crying in the closet when I have reached the bottom of myself – and He meets me there! Wishing you blessing this week – and joyful moments out of that closet!

  3. Hi Anna! I am coming from SDG.

    I love your title, it’s a feeling (or reality!) I can connect with…I suspect we all could. I think it’s ok to cry and get it out. Then, it’s time to walk out and walk into the calling that Jesus has planned. Scary sometimes, but still mine!

    So nice to meet you today!
    Ceil

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