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**What if we are missing the very best parts by pushing away the hardest?** Sometimes when we glimpse the pain and suffering that our loving God doesn’t spare us from, we feel desperately afraid: afraid He isn’t good enough, powerful enough, loving enough. But Jesus is calling us into the darkest places, because there His love and light burn brightest.
**Are you afraid of being caught?** Like the disciples, we hide our weakness and pretend to be more than we are. But, because of Jesus, being caught in our sin is one of the greatest gifts He gives us. It is the moment we start to get free. It is the moment we can finally receive grace.
**Jesus isn’t waiting for us to achieve; He is waiting for us to receive.** Jesus didn’t require perfection or striving. He just issued beautiful rhythms of grace that caused his followers to rest and enjoy God. Then, their obedience flowed out of a relationship, out of being loved.