One of my favorite personal recovery Truths is:
“A secret, a burden, a failure, a hurt – shared in a safe place with a safe person becomes less than 1/2 as heavy!”
I’ve experienced it from both sides of the table.
I’ve shared things with others and been set free from the power of the shame
Ask God to bring that special person into your life who can be “The Safe Harbor.” Establish that safe place BEFORE the storms come. Expect the storm. See it while it is still in the distance. Make your way to the Harbor before it arrives! Resist the urge to stand strong by yourself.
I will honor you and praise your name.
You have done amazing things.
You have faithfully carried out the
plans you made long ago.
and have been safe in times of trouble
You give them shelter from storms
and shade from the burning heat.