Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much – James 5:16
Confessing your faults does not mean you should confess your sins to everyone in the church. Sadly, there are very few women nowadays you can rely on to counsel, teach, and pray you through without telling everyone what you have told them.
The church once was a place where you could go and receive not only spiritual healing but mental and emotional healing. God is holding us responsible for those who came to us with their problems, and we told everyone about it except God.
People are hurting in church, sitting on the pews and bleeding from their wounds. The reason for this is that the church does not have discernment. They can’t look at a person or feel their spirit to know that the person is hurting. Secondly, people are afraid to go to someone in the church and tell them what they’re going through.
Sometimes, you need to talk about what you’re going through or the sin you have committed, but you need a trustworthy person to confide in. Many women have suffered from strokes and heart attacks from holding in so much stress or hurt that needs to be released, and all they needed was a listening ear with a heart to be concerned about their well-being.
Women, we are the pillars of the church; we are the ones that will and should hold on to prayer until we receive an answer, but many Christians women have returned to the world’s way of living, and they can’t hear the Spirit of God telling them who pray for; who to bless, and or console.
How can we go into the world to minister, and we aren’t ministering to the ones that are in the midst of us that need our help? Christian women hurt just like the nonbeliever has hurt, but as Christians, they should have someone they can confide in.
This is why some Christians have taken their problems to the world, psychologists, and psychiatrists because they don’t have anyone they can talk to in the church to pray them through or just have a listening ear.
Christian women should be women of integrity, women whom others can confide in, and not tell someone else’s confession. Don’t allow the Adversary to influence you to talk about people; it’s gossip, and the Bible has instructed us not to be gossipers (And withal [besides] they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers [gossips] also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not – 1st Timothy 5:13)
Christian women are the spiritual, mental, and emotional healers of their church family. Let us go back to the old landmark and be there for women who are in need of our attention and confidentiality.