Taking Your Mask Off = Healing

 

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We are so good at wearing masks to hide behind. I have worn countless masks throughout my life and always seem to have one in my pocket to put on if need be at times. We don’t want others to see our pain, or to see us struggling, so we put a mask on to show others we have everything together. Our mask shows we are happy, strong, powerful, in control. However, we are dying on the inside with our hurts and pains. We wear a mask so others don’t see how broken we really are. Being broken is a great thing! Let me say that again, being broken is a great thing. I will be the first to tell you I am a broken mess, and my wife would second that. It took me a while to accept my brokenness but when I did it made my journey of healing a little bit easier. Accepting our brokenness is a part of the healing process. If I could have truly fixed myself I would not have struggled with my addiction for over 20 years. I am broken, and I need God and His grace to save me from myself and to transform me to be more like Jesus.

When we take our mask’s off we are allowing others to see our brokenness, hurts, pains, and struggles. Now our culture says that those who are broken our weak people, hence why we wear masks. After Jesus called Matthew to be his disciple He went to Matthew’s house for a great feast and the religious cats of that day were questioning why Jesus would be with the tax collectors and sinners. Those who are “broken.” Luke 5: 31-32 says, “And Jesus answered them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Jesus came for those who are broken. Isaiah 61: 1-3 gives us a look into why Christ came, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” Jesus came for broken people. Broken people is who He came to save and to open up His kingdom for.

Taking off our masks is a hard thing to do, keeping them on is even harder to do. There is freedom when we take off our masks and we say, I am broken. I need help. God doesn’t want you to climb out of the pit your in. He wants you to turn around and allow Him to lead you at the other way. Brokenness is what allows us to turn around.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for the comment Chanel!

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  2. Amen! This is a beautiful post. We often times cannot experience true healing with masks on. Our father knows us and sees regardless if we wear them or not. However if we are stubborn and refuse to take them off he can’t get to us what we need to be truly set free. I know about this facade well and am so blessed today to be unveiled and vulnerable to Him and Him alone! Well done.😊

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