In isolation and our spaces of silence, we can begin to feel ashamed by our struggles, and the silence will only grow louder.
It’s not long before we believe that we are broken or undeserving of love because we are just so uniquely bad. The sacred act of telling our stories not only breaks the silence and connects people together, but it takes the name of Jesus far and wide, to places you’ve never been!
“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ (John 4:29)?”
We may not be able to hide from God, but our shame will keep us hidden from each other. Like the “Woman at the well,” we can experience the joy of being loved when we choose to tell others of God’s faithfulness in every moment of our lives, our proudest moments and our moments of deepest regret.