God and The Trust Issue
Trust was a key component in The Garden. It is key to our relationship with God, others and self. A lack of trust is often at the core of our fear, shame and guilt when it comes to a personal, intimate, a knowing of God and being able to ‘experience’ His love for us just as we are as we continue to pursue our relationship with Him.
Made for Connection | Attachment
We were made to walk with God in a perfect Garden without guilt or shame. A great human fear—maybe the greatest—is to be fully known.
A look around our neighborhood, colleagues at work, someone sitting in a church row with us, or in a circle of a small group or bible study. It is not known if people’s God designed needs were met as they were developing into what is seen now. Many times, people do not realize the effect seemingly innocuous words, actions, or absence has had on our emotions, intellect, and Christ designed worth and value lens the Lord sees us through. Our purpose now?
To reconnect with God and experience His unconditional love. This is often different from our earthly relationships.
To Be Known
A great human fear—maybe the greatest—is to be fully known.
Christian mask wearing is becoming less common but still exists. My prayer is that walking into church knowing each person’s sin, or trauma, or daily struggle that permeates an impacted body, mind and soul, is seen as a normal part of hovering between Grace and suffering. Simply a normal part of living in a fallen world. It is in the knowing that provides an opening for a spiritual community to respond in the Grace Jesus has extended to all.
Nope. Not a Shock.
God is not shocked by any lack of connection, influences that negatively impact connection, our physical bodies being triggered by the impact of unmet needs, or the enemy continuing to attempt to the image of God we were created to be.
Physical: Chronic pain and Sickness
Yes, trauma, harsh words, fighting, feeling voiceless and helpless as a child all impact us physically. When events, have no place to go, they begin to impact our physical well-being. The called The Body Keeps the Score may help in understanding this.