The Oxford dictionary defines vulnerability as instances where one needs special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect. In psychological circles vulnerability is said to start good relationships as people open up to one another, sharing their deepest secrets, this causing a bonding by the vulnerable person allowing and trusting another to care and share in their inner struggles.

Jesus himself looked after, and taught vulnerable people, and when they put their trust in Him, He healed them for disease and troubled minds. A woman who had spent everything on doctors, decides in a moment of vulnerability to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment for her healing. Jesus picks up her vulnerability and faith and proclaims her healing.

She said to herself, “If only I touch his cloak, I will get well.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, my daughter! Your faith has made you well.” At that very moment the woman became well.

Matthew 9:21 &22 (GNB)

At the point of spiritual vulnerability, the trust in God with one’s deepest secrets, initializes forgiveness and healing of the mind and emotion. Being vulnerable is the starting point of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit.

Dear Father, I open my mind and heart to you today. I realize my need of spiritual and carnal care as I know how vulnerable I am right now. Take me, my life and all my questions and just let me feel safe as I am comforted by your Holy Spirit. Open me up to my world in faith and trust so that I can trust you first and others later. In Jesus’ name Amen.

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