Prayer - Up To Know Good on Wednesday

Up To Know Good on Wednesday

August 30, 2006

clouds after a storm

Several years ago, I drove home from a friend’s house with my face hot and tears flowing down my face. I banged on the steering wheel and muttered angry words to God. Feeling too upset to drive, I pulled over. I put my head on the steering wheel and started to sob. “Why?! Why?! Why?!” I begged to know. Why wasn’t God taking my loneliness away? Why did my friends have the marriage and baby I ached for when I had to go home alone? I had tried to be happy for them, but now in my car on my way home to an empty apartment, I couldn’t keep it in.

Do Good - Do you have thoughts or feelings you are not bringing to God because they are too painful? Get real with God and tell Him what you are honestly feeling and thinking.

I believe God wants us to be happy and joyful. In the moments when we are not, however, we shouldn’t hesitate to share those feelings with Him, too. Though my life circumstances didn’t change that night, I found peace in releasing my hurt to God through my honest and messy prayers.

“In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord.” I Samuel 1:10. Read Hannah's heartfelt story.

Jesus, thanks for not just being a fair-weather friend. Thanks for wanting to know the real me.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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