Thank God that no matter the problem, no matter how big or how small, if it matters to you, it matters to God. It’s not a sin to have feelings contrary to God’s Word. For instance, you may feel lonely, afraid, insecure, or doubtful regarding a situation, relationship, or lack thereof.
No matter how you’re feeling at the time, take it to the Lord, crawl in His lap of mercy and tell Him all about it. He knows how you’re feeling anyway, He just wants you to be honest with Him and He wants to dialogue and minister right back to you so that you don’t leave His presence feeling the same way you came.
His Word overrides our feelings every time, and in His presence is the fullness of joy. In the Word of God, Hannah cried out to God because she was married and didn’t have a son (which meant a lot in Biblical times). Annually she would cry to God in the temple about how she longed for a son, and if God would bless her with one then she would give him right back to the Lord for the Lord’s service.
I can relate to Hannah because her tears were real tears, and her pain was real pain, yet she was not afraid to “bear all” before the Lord and let Him feel how she was feeling.
God heard her cry every time, yet through patience and perseverance Hannah was eventually blessed with her heart’s desire in the form of a son. She, too, kept her word and gave him right back to God. She then was blessed with even more children (1 Samuel 1).
It’s okay to release the hurt, but more importantly, if you’re going to release it, release it to the Lord. He’ll hear you, He’ll comfort you, and He’ll encourage, minister to and strengthen you with His Spirit-filled Words and warm embrace.
So many women are looking for love in all the wrong places. They long for a listening ear, an understanding heart, and true comfort and companionship, when all that they need and more can be found in the arms of Jesus.
Tonight, if you’re led, pour your heart out to the Lord and have a little talk with Jesus. Listen afterward, for you just may find, in the midst of your tears, the answer. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears. 2 Samuel 22:7 (also Psalm 18:6)
*Originally posted on Kim on the Web.