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Finding Freedom at the End of Yourself

A Better Word of Affirmation

I was brought to the end of myself through marital hardship. God used this suffering in my life to show me that I’m not strong enough to withstand everything on my own. He brought me to a place of desperation where I could see myself truly in light of who God is and cry out to Him for strength and grace.

As Sheldon Vanauken puts it, it was a “severe mercy.” Coming to the end of myself has forever changed me. It’s freed me to embrace who I am: a frail and sinful human in need of grace. Walking the road of humility that Christ paved for me leads me to the One who intercedes on my behalf and pleads my cause to the Father. His blood speaks a better word for me (Heb. 12:24)—a word of eternally positive affirmation. All I have to do is admit I’m not good enough or strong enough on my own, and I need Him desperately.

From our team: All this month on the True Woman blog, we’ve been talking about humility. Like Liz, many of us believe the lie that we have to have it all together. It takes a humble heart to recognize that we don’t have it together…but God is enough! If you’re also at a place of realizing your neediness and want more of God’s Truth to cling to, the giveaway below is for you. We will select a reader to win a copy of the new book, Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free. This book will help you root out deception and believe God’s Word in deeper ways. Enter to win today!

This article originally appeared here.

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Liz Wann has a B.A. in English and writing from Rollins College. She now lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and two little boys. She writes at lizwann.com, while being a stay-at-home mom.