“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” James 5:16, NKJV.
“Two are better than one…for if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, NKJV.
Sometimes it is hard for a man to open up and share the challenges he face, or what he is going through on the inside. However, this is the exact moment of silence that allows pride to create the downfall-experience itself (see Proverbs 16:18).
A silent man will have no one to help him up or break his fall. We fall into sin and now our relationship with God is suffering. We lost our home. We just divorced. Our daughter moved out unaware. We made an unwise financial decision and now we can’t meet our basic needs. Yet, no one knew. With all that was surrounding us, no one knew. Instead of helping you conquer, all we can now do is console.
God desires to prevent your hardship, and at the same time, heal and reward your humble obedience to Him. Your confession will open the door to it. However, He can’t if we don’t share what we are going through. God will use someone to pray for you, share godly wisdom and help in your time of need. Your openness can prevent your trouble. Someone should know and not before it’s too late.
Prayer: Father, I will not be a silent man. You have surrounded me with other brothers that will help me stand. I rebuke any fear of judgment, and I will not walk in pride. My obedience to You will heal me, free me and reward me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.