Feel Like Venting to Someone?
“I just need to vent to someone”
I’m ashamed to say – I have said that many times and then followed through with my threat. Why do we feel the need to unload our burdens, our bitterness, our anger on an innocent soul?
Our words have the potential to completely destroy someone.
Sure “venting” may make us feel vindicated, but at what cost?
Job 10:1 says:
“My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.”
If anyone has ever had a right to “vent”, it would have been Job. He was chosen by God to endure hardships that I can only imagine. He lost his wealth, his family, his friends…everything! Yet, he worshipped God.
People are going to hurt us. People are going to misunderstand us. People are going to let us down. It’s life.
Instead of looking for a sympathetic ear, I’m going to choose to carry my burdens to my Creator. He specializes in healing hurts that man can’t understand.
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgive you.”
~ Guest post contributed by Beth Langley. Beth is a married mother of two boys and one girl – a full-time homemaker! She is a woman of faith and strives to encourage others.