Faith-Filled Sunday – “Flawless”

This week has not been my best. In fact, it could probably rank up there in my top ten worst weeks … and there is pretty stiff competition!

I mentioned in my scream post that my pain, stress, and moods have been way off the scale. Thanks to friends, family and many of you, I was able to get a slightly better grasp on things.

Forgiving myself for starting to binge eat again was big. It reminded me of a Mercy Me song, “Flawless”.

“Could it possibly be
That we simply can’t believe
That this unconditional
Kind of love would be enough
To take a filthy wretch like this
And wrap him up in righteousness
But that’s exactly what He did”

If God can love us unconditionally, then why can’t we love ourselves that way? Why can’t we stop looking for flaws in others? He allowed His Son to die for our sins so why do we keep beating up ourselves and others for those sins?

My perfectionism has always been my worst enemy. I try to appear perfect but of course, that is impossible to do so every time I mess up I get hard on myself. But our Heavenly Father just wants us to be us. He wants us to curl up in His arms and rest, knowing He has everything under control.

“Then like a hero who takes the stage when
We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late
Well let me introduce you to amazing grace

No matter the bumps
No matter the bruises
No matter the scars
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless
No matter the hurt
Or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless”

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/mercyme/flawless-lyrics/#6WR45ZQ8ioB1Qd7t.99

These words go along with my feelings that God has allowed me to go through these trials so that He can use me for His glory. I have done that through mentoring young women, talking to families who have lost loved ones to bipolar, and  writing/talking about my life experiences. I know there are sure to be more opportunities in the future.

So, do I still feel frustrated at my situation? I would be a fool if I said no. However, I just have to keep reminding myself that the cross has made me flawless.

Lydia!

PS, the video is awesome!

10 Replies to “Faith-Filled Sunday – “Flawless””

  1. This song gets me every time. We are always are worst enemies when it comes to judging ourselves. Thanks also for liking my post at my old site. Hopefully, you will continue to check me out at my new one: kandacechadwell.com

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    1. I thought I answered you yesterday. I apologize! Yes, it is very hard not to forgive ourselves and sometimes we even carry false guilt. I love this song as well and I think the video itself speaks volumes with the paint “coming off” making the white and flawless. I have checked out your new site and will be back!

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