Who to Vent to in the mist of it

From time to time, it is okay to have a venting session with someone you can trust. I do this only with a few close friends of mine. When you do it, it gives you a sense of relief. But you must be careful if you are the person someone is venting to. Most people vent to get things off their chest. However, in some cases their venting so you can give them answers to their problems. If you are like me, then when someone vents to you not only do you listen but you take their problems on for yourself. I did this recently and it stressed me out so bad that I hyperventilated. With my current health condition, I can not afford to stress out due to concerns or worries of other people.

The Bible says to cast your cares  (or anxiety) unto the Lord because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) And in Psalms 55:22 it states that cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. Now for some this can be great to read but you must understand the meaning of the passage. Yes the Bible says to cast your cares unto him, but you must leave it there and not pick it up. When you make a request to the Lord, you must hold on to your faith as you wait for your promise. Don't gossip about it to others while you wait, instead meditate on the word of God and study on what it says about your situation.

Talking to friends is great but they can give you advise based on their emotions. So before you open your mouth to others, pray about it and ask God if you should talk to others or just him. If your the person that is holding onto other cares, worries or even anxieties just give it to the Lord and pray for that person. Sometimes the best thing to do is listen to that person and pray for them. Prayer can do great things, it can give you peace (read Philippians 4:7).

I will continue to work on casting my cares as well as other onto the Lord and I pray that as you read this, you will do the same.


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