There will be moments in life where only the word of God can bring us back to our authentic self. I want to encourage you today not to be too hard on yourself if you have fallen short. We will all fall short the key for believers is to stay in God's word despite our shortcomings. It may not always be easy, but it is necessary. As the body needs water and food. Our spirit needs spiritual nourishment for continued sustainment and connection. Fear combined with pain is a deadly combination. Connections are broken by the little things, an unkind comment that triggers old hurts, an unspoken apology that was never communicated. Be quick to offer an apology and pray for the grace to change your heart and behavior. In 1st John 2:1, God gracefully made a provision for us. It states, "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father Jesus Christ, the righteous one." And Proverbs 28:13, "Whoever conceals their sin does not prosper but the one who confesses and renounces them find mercy." I have found that connections grow stronger in struggles and adversities; however, concealed, or unspoken hurts and pains will continue to erode our relationships.
I leave you with Psalm 133: 1 "How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!"