Do you have a friend on this earth that you can be free to tell them everything that is on your heart? Without fear of rejection, ridicule, or criticism? Someone that you can trust completely to keep your words to themselves. Someone who will let you talk and talk and talk? What about someone who can do every last 0ne of these things?
I bet some of us have someone who we can answer yes to one of those questions or even a few of them. But I bet none of us can think of someone who would meet all of them all the time. I know for me, my husband wants to hear my heart and will keep it all to himself but he hasn’t been perfect at not laughing or criticizing something. And at one point or another, he has been known to fall asleep while I am talking to him in bed. Yeah. He’s wonderful but he isn’t perfect and he can’t be all things to me that I need him to be. Only God to be the friend to us who is a yes to every one of those questions.
God is the only one who wants to listen to everything we have to say. God is the only one who we can go to without fear of rejection, ridicule or criticism. God is the only one we can trust completely. God is the only one who can satisfy our soul.
This is why prayer is the heartbeat of God. This is why he wants us to pray when it’s a sacrifice. This is why God wants us to make prayer a priority. This is why God tells us to pray without ceasing, to strive together in prayer.
Prayer changes lives and hearts.
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Are you struggling in your marriage? Does motherhood feel overwhelming? Are you lost family members ridiculing your every decision? Is there a friendship that is stealing your joy? Or a heavy financial burden weighing you down?
There is no need to hold back from the Lord. There is no reason to try and hide what is going on in your life and the emotions that you are feeling. God already knows. He already cares.
Is there anything too hard for God? (Love this song! Listen to it here on YouTube!)
Let’s stop trying to say the perfect prayer. Let’s stop trying to purify ourselves before going to God. He already knows who we are better than we know ourselves.
Can I encourage to just pray? When you feel like you have nothing to add to a situation or you feel like you have no one else to talk too, just pray. Pour out your heart before Him. He is a refuge for us.
He cares and He wants to listen. All night long if He has to.
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. Psalm 62:8
Your turn! Do you struggle to pour out your heart before God, trusting Him completely with everything that is on your mind? I know I have! Let’s talk in the comments below!
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