We all need someone who we can confide in about our struggles. Someone who we can share our difficulties with who will help us to pray for healing. This two way process of mutual sharing and support is both therapeutic and strengthens us spiritually.
The bible encourages us to bear one another’s burdens to fulfil the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2) The aim is to find someone who we can trust to share our burdens with. Someone who will lift us up and help us pray in times of weaknesses. We are to also stand in the gap for that person so that the burden is shared between us.
Adapting this principle will reduce stress and the amount of time we spend in isolation and distress. Pray and ask God to show you someone who you can trust to share your heart with. In 2 Samuel, David had a great love for Johnathan who supported and prayed for him and stood by him in times of trouble. In Luke 1, Mary knew that she could confide in and find comfort in her cousin Elizabeth. Ruth refused to leave Naomi but committed to staying with her in spite of her pain and struggle. (Ruth 1:16) Although Jesus had 12 disciples, he had a closer relationship with Peter, James and John and invited them to help him pray in Gethsemane.
These things were recorded to point to our need for close relationships for support. We need friends and confidants who we can trust to talk to and confide in who can help bear our burdens and pray for us during difficult times.
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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