"Let us lift up our hearts in our hands unto God in the heavens." - Jeremiah (Lamentations 3:41)
The lifestyle of a true worshipper is a broken heart, full of joy.
Living your life safe, constantly trying to avoid being broken, is to not live at all. Hiding, running, and finessing is digressing. Avoidance is the pathway of quiet desperation. This spills over into human relationships which makes them in constant need of repair. And it spills over into how one deals with God. Like Adam in the garden: "I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself". He died.
Jeremiah, on the other hand, was called to live an exposed and broken life. He had to bear a burden of God and the burden of God's people, with his heart. (Selah.) He could not hide, run, and finesse. He had to live with his heart in his hand, like a great artist.
The great artists are those who don't hide. You see them. They show you themselves. Their work is honest. Their heart is in their hands. I want to be among people like that - heart in hand. The generation is looking for people like that. Joy and empowerment are among people like that. God is looking for people like that - heart in hand.
The Bible calls them "true worshippers". They have gone through, but they are not looking for security and safety. They are risk takers with God and man. Their brokenness is their power. They have learned how to live, heart in hand. So, "Let us lift up our hearts in our hands unto God who is in the heavens."
"Oh Mender of broken hearts, break our hearts with what breaks Your heart. And may we find the joy located only in this place."