Why don’t we ever talk about our faults and weaknesses? Why don’t we want to bring things like that into the open? It’s because we’re afraid of what people will think. We’re afraid of being rejected, misunderstood, or unloved by those we care about or that they might have a different opinion of us if they really knew all about us.
But confessing our faults is important for emotional healing. The Bible says that all hidden things will eventually be disclosed, so we might as well share our hurts and weaknesses today with people that we trust.
When I finally worked up the courage to share with someone about the abuse from my past, it was incredibly difficult emotionally. But now when I talk about my past, it’s as though I’m talking about somebody else’s problems. The process of confessing the pain and weaknesses in my life brought healing and restoration.
Pray and ask God to show you who you can trust, and then commit yourself to a relationship of openness and honesty with them. As you share together, you will bring God’s healing to each other.
Prayer Starter: Holy Spirit, show me who You’ve placed in my life that I can share my faults, weaknesses and hurts with. I want to open the door to greater healing in my life and in theirs.
—from Joyce Meyer daily devotional