Maybe you just need to let others in.

Monday 27th February 2012

We have all gone through tough times in life. Maybe you are going through one right now. In the midst of pain, confusion, sorrow and anger, we often feel overwhelming loneliness. And this can be a dangerous place to be in for too long.

Proverbs 27:9 (NLT) says, “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.”

We live in a society that tells us to toughen up, be strong, show no signs of weakness and to sort things out on our own. While this may be the appropriate response in some circumstances, often, these messages make it very hard for people to ask for help when they actually really need it.

But the bible encourages us to share our burdens with one another and to support one another during tough times. Because when we do, great comfort and relief can be found. When we open up and let others we trust into our worries and problems, we often gain fresh perspective and realise things aren’t as bad as we thought.

A Girl of Wisdom knows that she was not created to live life on her own. In the midst of challenging life seasons, she is brave enough to approach others to help her. How about you? Are things getting on top of you? Maybe you just need to let others in.

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