There comes a time when all the fighting we do on our own, by our own choices and efforts only tightens the bonds of shame and pain. What happens if you just stop fighting yourself? What if as we surrender and look up there is someone there willing to cut us free? What if the good shepherd comes to us in our darkest hour with grace and love and mercy to lift us up onto his shoulders, to tend to us and restore us to health and relationship? What if we cry out to Him and begin to see ourselves not by our own lies or circumstances, but by identifying our deepest self as His1!