Asia L Garrison
NO more suffering in silence!
Hey Queens! Praying that everything is going well for all of you! We are six months into the year and I am praying that you allow God to use you for his purpose and that your summer is SO rewarding!
I have tons of things to update you all on but I cannot right now! I want to get straight to this blog post!
This topic was put on my heart a few weeks ago because not only have I suffered in silence but people close to me have and currently are. Recently, I had a friend considering suicide. That was IT for me! I could no longer sit back and watch people suffer in silence. As a believer in Christ and a witness to the power of God I can no longer allow people to suffer without an outlet.
This post is dedicated to anyone who is suffering in silence. This post is dedicated to anyone who is truly going through something and feel the best thing to do is keep silent because they are afraid of who will judge them, what others will think and just simply not being understood.
I pray at the end of this post you are able to be set free. I pray that your heart and mind will become open and you will no longer suffer and be silent!
LETS GET TO IT!
Now reading the title I bet you are wondering what do I mean by "NO more suffering in silence?"
Well, when I used the word suffer I am referring to anyone that is going through something. If your mind is being attacked, your body or anything regarding you. You are suffering from past mistakes you have made, you are suffering in your current sin, current addictions, you are mentally tired and you truly feel like God is not present.
The definition of suffer means "experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant)."
We can all be suffering from different things right now but one thing we have in common is OUR GOD! Our God is larger than ANY problem we will face. Our God is bigger than any past mistake. Our God is bigger than your current addiction. Our God is bigger than your reputation. Our God is bigger than those emotional and sexual soul ties.
See, nothing we are going through or suffering has caught God by surprise. God is ready for us to release everything to him.
Can I be transparent with yall for a minute? Around this time last year I was ATTACKED by the enemy. It was so bad yall. I felt like once he had control over my mind (or at least he thought he did) he was able to just play ball in my head. He would put some of the craziest thoughts in my head. I mean I was truly going through it!
I was going to church like everyday, praying, BEGGING God to release the enemy, telling him he is defeated in the name of Jesus! Everything I know to be spiritually right I was doing. The problem was I was suffering in silence. I would tell people that I was going through it and I was being attacked by my past mistakes but I never could get into detail about what it was out of fear of judgement and many other things.
Of course there is power in the name of Jesus so the enemy will indeed flee! Fast forward to about a month ago the same issue that I was having last year began to come back. I felt the exact feeling that I felt last year and I REFUSED to go through that again.
I took pride in:
James 5:16 "Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."
In that moment I headed to my roommates room and told her I needed to talk to her and I told her everything (shout out to the BEST roomy/sister Keyontae!) After I told her I felt a burden lifted off my shoulder. I truly felt set free. I felt the devil was defeated. I felt no longer attached to what it was I was going through.
I knew I was forgiven by God because the Bible says in 1 John 1:9 "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us fro all wickedness." I had already did that so I knew God was not holding me to my past sin but the enemy was constantly making me feel ashamed. It was not until I talked it over with a trustworthy Christian that I would receive my true break through!
See, the enemy wants us to keep everything in. True freedom of what God has done for you will be when you are able to talk about it! Now, I'm not saying you have to go and tell the world! LOL cuz you don't but I do think it's important to understand that we are no longer bond to our sins. Jesus truly sets us free! Speaking to other believers and not suffering alone will help you so much!
I used to have a pornography addiction, I was ashamed of it but once God set me free I knew it was other people battling that same addiction. I opened up to a few friends about it and they were going through the exact same thing!
Two things I want you to remember from this post.
1) 1 Peter 5:7 "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." Whatever you are going through God knows about and he cares about. He does not want you to suffer any longer. All those thoughts going through your head. Those suicidal thoughts, past mistakes, fear, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and anything that you are suffering about you no longer have too! I call everything attacking your mind defeated in the name of Jesus! I pray that you tell God and he sends believers in your life you can release that too and you all pray for one another!
2) Psalms 30:5 "For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." Joy comes in the morning! This is temporary. Your battle is won! Rejoice for being set free! Thank God for what he is about to do you in your life. Joy is a true gift from Jesus!
I pray this blog post touches whoever needs it. I pray that you all will be set free and I pray that you will no longer suffer in silence.
I love you.