If I tell someone my problems, they will breathe a life of their own.
For many years, that was my point of view. That by keeping my issues to myself, somehow they would go away like a figment of my imagination. Perhaps the demons in my head would retreat and find someone else to whisper lies to.
And I certainly didn’t need to tell God because He already knew, right? The omnipresent, omniscient God who created the universe? Surely He didn’t need to be burdened with anything I had to say.
How distorted my perspective was. How dark my life became.
When we tell others we trust about our troubles, a little light shines into the dark places of our hearts.
When we tell God our troubles, we invite the divine Light to illuminate the dark so that we may see.
Friends, we do not serve a High Priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses. He was human in every way. He was tempted in every way.
Jesus does not sit in the Heavenly realms to condemn you, but to intercede on your behalf. But you must let him. He gives us the will to choose.
If there is a darkness that is weighing heavy on your soul today, tell the One who makes all things new.
And then, go tell someone else. Admitting our problems does not give them life, but helps to dispel the dark.
This post was written for Five Minute Friday. I group of bold, beautiful writers who meet each week to free write for five minutes on one word. Today’s word was: tell. Click the button below to learn more.