A Problem Shared Is A Problem Halved

Hey y’all! Hope your doing well this rainy day.

Thought I’d share something that’s been on my heart. Some of you know I’m in school. Let me just say it’s tough at my age getting back into the grove. About 3 weeks ago I went to take my first test and I got to the 2nd question and just froze. I couldn’t do it. I had all these thoughts running through my head. “You’re so stupid! What were you thinking?” “You can’t do this.” The committee in my mind was in secession and it was LOUD! I was full of fear. This went on for quite some time. I’d take out my book to study but I couldn’t do the test.

Well, one day this week I read this phrase “A problem shared is a problem halved.” It spoke volumes to me. Immediately, the Lord brought to my heart a certain friend named, Jan. I texted her and she called me right away.

I shared with her what I was experiencing and she shared with me what has helped her in the past and she just listened to me. By the end of our conversation, I felt so much peace. I prayed and asked God to remove my fear and pulled up a chair beside me and invited Him to sit with me….and Bella lol as I got back to the journey He has me on.

Went back to my test and made a B on it. Wooo Hoooo 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Then I went onto the next one and made an A. Yep that’s how my Jesus rolls!

I was trying to carry a burden alone. I was frozen in fear, listening to the enemies whispers. When all I had to do was share my problem and bring it to the light. The enemy was counting on me staying stuck in fear, staying stuck alone in silence. There was a split second I worried what will she think of me but the fear of staying stuck and paralyzed outweighed that.

But let me tell you, it’s in your own vulnerability you are set free. In your own vulnerability it allows others to also feel like they can let down their walls and be more vulnerable as well.

Being vulnerable takes courage. Taking the mask off isn’t easy but it’s necessary sweet friend. When we are being vulnerable with someone we are saying “Here I am….here’s all my brokenness, all my secrets, my fears. Oh and by the way please be careful with it.”

Here’s the thing when you do that with me….I see you. I see your human side. I see the brokenness, pain and fear but guess what?

We are the same, our brokenness maybe different but brokenness is brokenness and I love you still the same. You can lean on me and now a problem shared is a problem halved. It’s in the light where darkness has no more power over it. I just love that! Your not carrying the full burden anymore. We have each other which is what the Bible talks about.

Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

We are better together!

I am so thankful for precious friends in my life that lift me up and encourage me and I hope to do that for you!

God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗