Confession Is Healing
Some may think I share too much of my feelings. However, as most people do there are lots of things I hold back too. Not everything is meant to speak out loud. Not everything is meant to be heard by everyone. So, it’s not about telling everything to everyone. However, I have learned that confession is a critical component to healing.
Last night I went to bed very exhausted. Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. My lack of consistent quality sleep definitely didn’t help. My many thoughts, feelings and concerns were taking me down. Unfortunately this all led to my physical pain once again being on top of me. My entire body and being was very heavy and hurting.
Somehow just admitting some of those struggles released me. I gave them all up to God and shared them with others. I went to bed just hoping to wake up much more relieved. Once again I did just that my friends. I got 8 hours of sleep for only the second time in 7 days. Oh how I needed this with how my body has felt recently.
I encourage you to let it out. Share your thoughts, concerns, and prayer requests with others. You aren’t meant to carry those burdens alone. There are others who will understand and can encourage your heart. God will take your confession and lead you out of depression. Cast all your cares upon Him. Don’t let things keep building up within you. For sincere God led confession can put you on the road towards healing.
“I cry out to the Lord; I plead for the Lord’s mercy. I pour out my complaints before Him and tell Him all my troubles. When I am overwhelmed, You alone know where I should turn…No one will help me; No one cares a bit what happens to me. Then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. Hear my cry for I am very low..” Psalm 142:1-6