REVEALING YOUR FEELINGS
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Revealing our feelings is the beginning of emotional healing. The first step in that process is confessing your sins to God.
“And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:15-16)
To get over our sins and get on with our lives is to be emotionally healthy, and we need to go to God and then someone that can give Godly counsel. When we tell someone else about our sins and confess them, it exposes the sin within yourself. God knows that the root of our problems is relational.
We often do not realize that our broken relationships with other people are the root of our problems. Instead of being honest with others, we disguise who we are. We pretend we have it all together when everybody knows we do not. We act like everything is just fine when it is not.
That behavior isolates us from other people, prevents intimacy, and keeps us from the deepest level of love. We cannot love fully with hidden sin in our hearts.
The more we hide, the sicker we may become. On the other hand, revealing our feelings is the beginning of healing. When we find someone we can trust, who listens to us, and who shares with us, we find that they have problems too.
There is something about telling another person that releases the pressure valve. When we shine the light on our sins, suddenly, it loses its power over us.
If we want to heal, we have to stop hiding our sins. What is the thing in your life you do not want anybody to know? That is the area where God wants to give you the most grace, mercy, and healing.
Do you want to be emotionally healthy?
Heavenly Father, as I seek You first for confession and help in time of need, I know You forgive. If I have offended anyone or have wrong feelings within me, I ask You to lead me in the right direction. I ask You to show me the one that is there for me with Godly counsel. I will seek friends or counsel from a Godly source. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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