I wont be finishing a devotion before the automated forwarding email is sent out (in 14 minutes). I will try to send one out later, but my mind is a little cluttered and it’s hard to focus….
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Well.. I guess here is one! We will often fail, we will often grow weary, we will often find ourselves slacking or not being enough. God never said we will be, and (to my knowledge) never promised we would be… Be like David (the Psalmist, not me lol) cry out to the Lord and be transparent with your heart. He sees you in your most raw moments, and understands you better than you do yourself. You may try to hide your feelings and thoughts… but He already knows them. So instead of allowing Satan the comfort of keeping you divided in your mind, acknowledge your feelings no matter how raw they are. Lament to the Lord (there’s a whole book about that) and be honest with your thoughts. God can empathize with you greater than any other human. You don’t even need to explain yourself fully to Him. Simply cry out, relate to Him, and talk to Him.
He does not want walls built from your sins or desires, instead He wants you to be honest with Him… knowing that He already knows. Yet, just as in the garden, He cries out “Adam where are you?” He knows, but still asks. He asks because He cares and knows that the process of venting is useful (when done to the right person). God is the only one you can “gossip” to because He will take your words and respond in a non toxic manner. He will correct, show compassion, and share in pain but all while doing this in the perfect way!
Open your mouth, your heart, and your thoughts. The Lord can hear them regardless of if you want to share them or not. So take advantage of the process of venting and do it to the right person. Our flesh and heart may fail… and He knows that… He is our strength and portion forever (that includes when you’re terribly upset with Him or broken over your sin).
Don’t let the enemy take away the benefits of venting, instead open up to the Lord and allow Him to heal you.
That was a pleasant surprise… as He always does, He provides when we least expect it. Give me grace with that one as it was developed in minutes time and likely has something you’ll find wrong with it. 😉