You Are Not Alone
Well, I have news for you, my dear Christian friend: It’s a lie from the devil! One of satan’s favorite tricks is to make Christians think that everybody else has it all together, and they’re the only one with any problems. We feel compelled to hide our “warts” and cover up any known or supposed “defects.”
We feel we must “look good” and appear perfect to everyone, especially other Christians! Satan tries to discourage us into thinking that no one else faces what we face.
Do You Think No One Else Feels The Way You Do?
No one else is tempted, no one else needs prayer, no one else has sinful habits they’re trying to overcome, no one else has any of the problems that we have. Everyone else’s family acts lovingly to each other ALL THE TIME! Everyone else’s children obey them the first time they speak! Everyone else’s husband worships the ground they walk on, and their children rise up and call them blessed every morning! Right?
We’re All Imperfect
No, it’s not true. We’re all imperfect, until we step on heaven’s shore and see our beloved Savior face to face. Every once in awhile, I open up and accidentally become transparent, unknowingly, and find out, “I’m not the only one”!
I’m not the only one who feels like this! Here I thought she never had any problems, or she always responds to her problems with the perfect attitude, and come to find out, she’s thinking the same thing about me (or other people)! Satan wants us to think, “She never struggles like me.” Because that keeps us apart, and it keeps our eyes on ourselves, instead of on Christ, Who is the Only One Who can help us. Everyone struggles sometimes.
Confess Your Sins To One Another
We need to pray for one another. It’s not necessary to tell the details of sin, and we shouldn’t be disloyal to our spouse or children, but don’t be afraid to ask for prayer. We need to lift one another up to the throne of grace and to intercede for one another. You’re not alone.
“Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)