John 4:16–17, MSG
He said, "Go call your husband and then come back." "I have no husband," she said.
In John 4, Jesus met a Samaritan woman at a well and told her He could give her "living water," meaning eternal life. When she asked Him for that water, He said she should first go and get her husband. In that moment, I imagine that time stopped for this woman. She'd had five husbands, and now she was living with a man to whom she wasn't married. She had made many mistakes, was loaded with guilt and shame, and had been mistreated. Everything in her said, "Hide your failures and hurts. Pretend you're okay." But after years of wearing masks, she said, "No more covering it up. I'm going to be honest." She did, and her life was transformed. Jesus revealed Himself to her as the Messiah.
God knows your past mistakes, weaknesses, fears, and guilt. Why don't you take off the mask and live honestly before God, asking Him for His grace and strength? That's when He'll break bondages that are holding you back and take you further than you've dreamed.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You know everything about me, so there's no reason to try to hide my failures, my mistakes, and my hurts from You. Thank You that I can live my life without masks and simply ask You for grace and strength. I believe that You will break every bondage that has held me back. In Jesus' Name, Amen.