Pour out your heart to God
September 21, 2010
Why are you cast down, o my soul? And why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God!
Did you know it's okay to ask God questions? It is! Some people think that if you ask God questions, you are doubting him, but that's not so.
Just look at Christ Jesus in agony on the cross. He cried out, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?"
And David, a man after God's own heart, dared to cry out to God in fear and anxiety and deep emotional pain. In Psalm 42:9 David said, "I say to God, my rock: Why have you forgotten me?" Because David was so honest before God, you and I can turn to Psalms today to find solace, serenity, and strength.
You see, you can be honest with God about your hurts, struggles, and suffering. You can pour your heart out to him. We all face uncertainties and imponderables that burst in our hearts for answers… for his comfort.
God can handle the hard, honest questions of your heart! He welcomes you into his presence. Yes, cry out to God when you hurt, but then steady yourself with his promises as David did in Psalm 42:11 and hope in the salvation of God!
Stir up your faith and remind yourself of his love and grace and power. He is your refuge and your strength!
GOD CAN HANDLE THE HARD, HONEST QUESTIONS OF YOUR HEART!
MY GIFT TO YOU!
I sincerely hope you will request my 10-message series called Straight Up, where I tackle 10 tough questions we all face. Like "When Does Life Begin?" and "Can Love Last a Lifetime?", "Can You Trust the Bible?", and "Are All Religions the Same?"
After listening, you'll be more equipped to live a confident life, knowing the truth and trusting the promises of Christ!