Why Being Honest With God Matters
The holiday season has arrived. I thought it would be appropriate to repost the importance of communicating with our Father. Many well meaning family and friends may ask that dreaded question of…. when? Before you answer, take a deep breath, hold your head up high, smile, and let the Holy Spirit have His way.
HAPPY Thanksgiving my Friends!
God, I’m having a hard time trusting you.
Your way seems too hard.
Why are you hurting me like this?
Why are you withholding from me?
I’m disappointed. I hate this season I’m in…..
It dawned on me one day that while I love God, this journey in singleness was more confrontational than I thought. The desire to share my life with another, at times comes with full force.
Time is ticking and yet the Author of Time has an appointed agenda set…for me. I know He’s always with me and I never walk alone. But sometimes, I couldn’t tell the difference.
This time, His silence angered me and His answers gave me no comfort.
That word alone has so much power behind it. I’ve come to both like and despise it. Realizing His best is The Best, and to force His Hand would be unfair. After all, He has blessed me- He is blessing me. But it hurts. And not fully knowing His plan makes me uncomfortable.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11: 28, NIV
This walk of Faith can be challenging and yet, strengthening.
He carefully crafted this season of singleness that has remained longer than expected. Trying not to be persuaded and blinded by circumstances, I know He’s calling us to go deeper and higher in Him.
For some, He promised this season will only be temporary. Yet still, the struggle to rise above our emotions and trust Him at all costs is just plain hard.
And dare I say at times- unbearable.
But He is good.
He is kind.
He knows all.
And He cares.
His concern for us all is overwhelming. Never lose sight of that or cause the enemy to make you think otherwise.
Our prayers may not be answered in the way we imagine.
But….. He. Answers. Prayers. He loves me and loves you too.
Get real with Him. Lean in. Let Him consume you with His love and comfort.
It doesn’t matter how dark your pit is, the darkness is not dark to God. (Lina Abujarma)
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