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"O my God, my soul is cast down within me. Oh, wretched man that I am."
Rom 7:24 and Psalm 42 6
 
Studies show that people who do not reveal their deep thoughts and feelings to others tend to be less well-adjusted than those who do. On the other hand, it's been found that those who freely expose all their weaknesses are also likely to have neurotic tendencies. Men and women with healthy personalities do talk about their personal lives, but they are selective and wise in what they say. As a result, they can be of help to . . .

"O my God, my soul is cast down within me. Oh, wretched man that I am."
Rom 7:24 and Psalm 42 6
 
Studies show that people who do not reveal their deep thoughts and feelings to others tend to be less well-adjusted than those who do. On the other hand, it's been found that those who freely expose all their weaknesses are also likely to have neurotic tendencies. Men and women with healthy personalities do talk about their personal lives, but they are selective and wise in what they say. As a result, they can be of help to others with problems similar to their own.
 
This truth we find the writings of David and the apostle Paul. We find to what extent to which we should disclose our inner conflicts and emotions. Down through the ages, believers have been able to identify with the struggles, defeats, and victories of these two great saints who knew what it meant to be weak in themselves but strong in the LORD. They unveiled their inner lives, but very discreetly.
 
When it comes to giving ourselves away, telling others about our own failings in order to help them, we need both courage and discernment: courage to be honest, and discernment to keep us from flaunting our sin.
 
It often helps in time of trial,
When fearful and alone,
To know that every doubt we feel
The greatest saints have known
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We can help others by confessing our faults, but not to a fault. 

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