“Talk to me” used to be a common catch phrase for radio talk shows. Whenever I have a problem, I have several close friends and family members who say to me, in some form or another, “Talk to me. I’m here for you.” And, I usually do talk to them. I share my burdens. I sometimes stoop to complaining and whining. Most of the time, I hang up or walk away feeling worse than I did before I talked to them. I feel bad that I may have discouraged them, or I feel yucky for complaining. Those complaining words don’t taste good at all. I feel bad because they sometimes scold me – telling me to stop complaining. Sometimes, I get ignored or treated as though my problem doesn’t matter.
Bottom line – I never feel better after talking to a person about my problems.
Just recently, I picked up the phone to call someone and sob about my problem. It is a big problem…well, to me, anyway. I wanted to speak to someone and get comfort. Or try to. There’s no guarantee. (See above paragraph.) I hung up the phone. I sat in silence. It was as though the Lord said, Talk to me. I’ll comfort you. I’ll listen. I won’t make you feel worse. In fact, I’ll carry your load for you. No one else can do that. I thought of 1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 34:18 and Matthew 11:28.
I prayed. I talked to Him, and I felt better.
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Awesome post. This is a good reminder for all of us, thank you!
Prayer is definitely a powerful resource that is greatly under-utilized in most Christian's lives….including my own. For some reason we tend to run to others, and sometimes we need to, but most times it's best if we just turn to Jesus.
Great post Valerie. So often others let us down all the while our Father waits so be the Comforter. Thanks for the reminder!