Our faith teaches us that emotional and physical healings are available through Christ. We like that, however, at one point or another, we must confess our struggles. Well, this confession part, we don’t like so much.
To show this kind of vulnerability to another human being is terrifying for some. Who can we trust with our shameful secrets? Because of our fear of others finding out, fear of what folks will say, loosing friends, disappoint loved ones, pride, and shame, many in the Body of Christ rather put on makeup on their pain.
We don’t need to announce our struggles to the world; that’s for sure! Everybody don’t need to know, but somebody must know. The Bible tells us “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 (ESV)
It is the intercession and guidance of that righteous person that will release God’s power to bring forth fruit of deliverance. Degrees and certifications are not enough if you are seeking healing. The person who you go to must be a mature person in the Lord; a person who is bearing fruits of righteousness (Philippians 1:11). Your confession must be to a righteous person, not to any fool.