Vulnerability can be a Good Thing – Learn How and Why

By: Katherine Abraham

By: Katherine Abraham

Why do people treat vulnerability as a weakness? It’s the courage to speak up about what you feel.

Weakness turned strength

Some people may view being vulnerable as being weak; it is a sign of strength. Nowadays, many of us are afraid of voicing our opinions and problems. Doing so requires a good deal of courage. We suddenly become anxious when the thought of being viewed as too outspoken or weak comes to mind. But the truth is, opening up to others about who you are is the ultimate sign of being capable.

Vulnerability in Love and Relationships

To be completely honest with your partner and loved ones can be very difficult, especially if you always want to be seen as someone who can handle whatever life throws at you. But is that healthy? The truth is, being vulnerable brings us closer to others. When we put our ego and pride aside, we burn our walls down and allow our loved ones to see us at our most helpless. But it is also essential to be sure of whom it is safe to be open.

Vulnerability and God's Love

bible in my hand

Sometimes life can overwhelm us. It feels like nothing is going our way. During such times, we should always remember that we have a Saviour. He is our safe place and the one with whom we can be completely honest, share our troubles and talk about our deepest feelings. He always listens and won’t judge us for feeling the way we do. The verse in 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 

People may fail us, but He never will. Our weaknesses can become God’s strength if we allow Him. So don’t ever think again that being vulnerable is weak because acknowledging our weakness is in itself a sign of strength.

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