Prayer = survival!
During my battle I would pray often for my situation, but I would rarely allow others into my struggle. My mindset was, “I don’t want pity, and I don’t need sympathy – that will only make me feel worse.” Huge mistake!
I needed prayer support. I didn’t have to show everyone my wounds, but I had to open the door to those who loved me and wanted to take my case before the throne of God.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
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.
Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
– Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 (NKJV)
For a time, my infertility embarrassed me. I actually lied by telling people that my husband and I didn’t want any more children – just so I could hide from my shame.
I’m not saying to take your burden and broadcast it to the world, but I am saying to choose someone you can trust and allow them to pray for you and with you. You need to hear their words. It’s uplifting and healing to hear someone plead your case before the Almighty.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
– Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)
Don’t be ashamed of your situation. It’s a blessing to be on the receiving end of a prayer – and a privilege to lift someone else up.
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