Behind many a happy face hides a hurting heart, and maybe that describes you. The happy face helps you live in a temporary denial of the pain inside, and it keeps other people from knowing a you that you're afraid they might not accept. Like the beach ball that you push farther and farther under the water, the deeper you bury it, the higher it's going to go when it's released. You can't bury the real you forever. As far as everyone knows, maybe you're the happy one or maybe even the hero, but you know that there's a wounded monster inside you. You're a wounded person with no place to bleed.
Before the explosion, you need to find someone whose love you can trust enough that you can finally let it all out and who can help heal the hurt that you've been trying to hide. The good news is that there is someone like that. You don't have to hide anything from Him because He already knows everything about you.
Hebrews 4:13 from the Word of God says, "Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." There are no secrets and there is no need for the mask. How will God respond to you if you open your heart and let out all those dark feelings? It goes on to say in verse 15, "We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin." You're pouring it out on a God who's been here and who has lived our pain. The Bible goes on to say in verse 16, "Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
Jesus is the one safe place to let it all out because He knows every dark corner of your heart. He died to pay for and forgive every sin you've ever done and every sin that's ever been done against you. His love isn't based on your performance; He loves you unconditionally. He died for you, knowing all about you. If He was ever going to turn His back on you, it would have been when He was nailed to a cross for you. He didn't reject you then and He won't reject you now. He never will.
Once you reach out to Him with all your sin and all your pain, embracing Him in total trust to be your own Savior from your own sin, He's yours and you're His. This could be your Liberation Day if you're ready to open up to His love and begin your unloseable relationship with Jesus Christ.
Let the healing begin today and let the greatest love in the world into your life. Then you can show the world the smile, not of a happy front, but of a happy heart.