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The Faith Life: Is It Okay to Share All Your Feelings with God?


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Is It Okay to Share All Your Feelings with God?

He Wants to Have a Strong Communion with You

by J.M. Troppello


It can be hard to trust God sometimes when the weight of the world is on your shoulders. When it’s difficult to see how you’re going to make it through a tough situation, that can demoralize you. I was talking to a family member today – in person and then through text messages – and it was a heavy conversation. Both of our households are dealing with some difficult things right now. I’m sure so many people are experiencing really hard times as well.


When that happens, it’s still so important to trust God through it all. Yes, I know that is difficult to do. Believe me, I understand that.


God Wants to Know How You Feel


I know that faith is more important than feelings. However, we’re all humans. We experience life through our emotions. God knows this. That isn’t a surprise to Him. He wants us to walk by faith and not by sight. But, you should cultivate your relationship with the Lord so that you feel close enough to bare your soul to Him.


7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Cor. 5:7, NKJV)

Cultivate a deeper relationship with the Lord. Tell Him how you feel. Let Him know when you have good days and bad days. He already knows anyway. However, it’s very therapeutic to be able to talk to God and share your feelings with Him.


The Caveat: Don’t wallow in your feelings. Renew your faith in Him!


1. God is Near the Brokenhearted


18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as [a]have a contrite spirit.


I love the Book of Psalms. So many times, the Psalmists cry out to God and share their deep feelings, hurts, and doubts. Yet, then they are reminded of who God is and how He is always there with them.


2. God Heals the Brokenhearted


3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their [a]wounds. (Psalm 147:3, NKJV)


Not only is God with the brokenhearted. He also heals their wounds. If you are brokenhearted today over anything, cry out to God. He will hear you. He will heal your broken heart and bind up your wounds. He’ll give you the power to walk strong in faith in Him.


3. God Values Your Emotions


I saw this quote today from and had to include it:


“God values your emotions. He created them. He redeems them. God looks at them with His eye on restoration. Where we often only seek regulation. He is and was and is to come, the Gospel-minded God of all emotion.” – Heidi Goehmann


I’m an emotional person. That has caused me problems in the past. I used to overreact and not respond maturely. God has healed me of that problem. However, He’s also shown me the value of emotions and how to use them the right way.


Just as Jesus had righteous anger when moneychangers were in the temple, it’s okay to be angry – just don’t sin in your anger. I wrote more about that in my article: Can Christians Be Angry? In Your Anger Do Not Sin


https://medium.com/p/2dcda189d3a


If you can relate to this topic, I’d love to read your comments. Thank you and God bless!



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

About the Author


JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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