Our hatred for vulnerability is the very thing that exposes our true weakness. Fear. It is a delusion to mistake stoicism for strength. A hardened heart is the epitome of cowardice, for what strength is there in hiding? To starve your heart and suffocate your emotions is to elect fear as your tyrant. Authentic strength is found when we embrace the risk that is vulnerability. When we confess the desires we’ve long subdued, therein lies opportunity. How can our doubts have any weight if we won’t allow the Lord a chance to prove Himself? Only through the exhaustive surrender of our identity and our plans can the Lord purify them to truly satisfy our soul.