Releasing My Emotions To God
Lately at my church we've been talking about Psalms that David wrote. He throws so much emotion into them—sometimes praising God for immense blessing, sometimes weeping and complaining to God for intense suffering. Sometimes those two extremes are only a couple lines apart!
The Lord wants us to have a close enough relationship with Him that we feel comfortable opening up completely. He doesn't need us to come to Him already "put together." He already knows our deepest desires and most private thoughts—and He loves us anyway; His grace is sufficient.
God loves when we vocalize, admit, and communicate our hearts to Him, fully, with honesty and authenticity. Afterall, He is our Heavenly Father and He loves every opportunity to love His children.
When we don't express a willingness to open up to the Lord, it's as if we keep our fists clenched before Him saying, "I don't need your help. I can do this on my own. I'm fine." When we open our hands before Him, it is then when a two-way love is expressed and blessings can flow.
Have you been walking through life with fists clenched lately? Our loving Father is waiting for an opportunity to love you and bless you if you'll only open up and let Him.
"Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." – Psalm 62:8 (NIV)