Pouring out your Heart Before God! God made your heart, redeems your heart, and knows best how to heal your heart, whether broken or just heavy. If that sounds like you right now, then you know what to do. Get alone with God, and pour out your heart with humility and honesty, secure in His love.
“Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” ~Psalm 62:8
There will be times when your heart is full of questions and doubts. And you think no one else would listen or could help. So much is bottled up inside – feelings and fears that you do not know how to give a voice. Alone you wrestle with a confusion of thoughts and emotions that you cannot find words to express, nor would you to know to whom they could be safely shared. Such times can be lonely moments of the soul, when you find yourself unable to express the things inside and equally unable to dismiss them.
My dear friends, isn’t it amazing to think that the God of all creation wants us to cry out to Him and bring our daily needs to Him? Yet He does! He wants us to trust Him and come to Him with our cares and concerns. He is a refuge for us. Oh if we could remember this truth throughout our day as we scurry about with all our busy tasks. It’s easy to rush around in our own strength and power trying to get everything accomplished while forgetting that our Loving Heavenly Father invites us to look to Him for patience, wisdom and help.
I’m reminded of how many times have we said “No! I can do it myself!” It can be exasperating to hear those words, but how often are we saying them to God? “I’ll do it myself!” Gently, lovingly our Gracious God is holding out His hand and saying, “Come to me my child. I will be your refuge and strength.”
Let’s melt into His arms and feel His loving embrace. No matter what we have done, His amazing grace beckons us to Him. The Bible says God loves us with an everlasting love. His love, unlike human love, is perfect and sweet, deep and abiding. So join me in pouring out our hearts before Him, knowing He loves us with a redeeming love.
Honor and majesty are (found) in His presence; strength and joy are (found) in His sanctuary. ~ 1 Chronicles 16:27
Emotional trauma drains people of their energy. But the Word of God say, “Be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold” ~ Nehemiah 8:10. The devil wants to steal your joy because he knows that joy is your strength. He wants you to be weak so that you won’t resist the turmoil he sets against you. That is why sometimes we need each other. We need to ask others to pray for us as well as go to God for His help too. Some days God will send messengers to build you up in faith and renew your joy. Some day He will send you to someone else who is in a weakened condition because the enemy has been pounding on them. Be someone’s friend today. Shine Jesus’ light into another person’s life. They may need a friend to stand beside them and encourage them and to lift them up and pray for them.
Patience probably is not easy for you. You understand that scripture tells you to wait on the Lord, but at times, waiting does not seem natural. It does not matter what it is, once you have learned to desire something, you want it now. God’s timing is not always your timing. God desires that you learn to place your expectations completely on HIM. God will show you the way you are to go, but you must learn to wait on HIM to bring it to pass. David was anointed king of Israel at a young age. Nonetheless, David had to wait many years for God to bring it to pass. David had many opportunities to take maters into his own hands and to kill Saul. However, David understood the strength of the Lord and David was willing to allow God to bring it to pass in HIS own timing.
“You are my strength, I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God are my fortress.” Psalm 59:9
It is because you do not fully understand God’s power that you desire to take matters into your own hands and try to help God out. When God’s strength is not fully integrated into your life, you fail to comprehend how God can do the impossible. It is because of your lack of trust in the power of God that prohibits you from being as effective for God as HE desires you to be. Until you take the time to draw closer to God, you will not have a relationship that will enable you to understand HIS strength. As you fill your life with virtue, your mind will be filled with the good things God has done for you. As you share with others the good report of God’s power in your life, your faith will grow and your love of God will increase. God’s testimony of power in your life will give you the strength to resist the temptation to take matters into your own hands and instead to learn to wait on God and allow HIM to bring it to pass. God is not asking you to do the impossible; all HE is asking you to do is trust in HIM and learn to rely upon HIS strength. Jesus understood what God’s purpose for HIS life was. Nonetheless, Jesus had to wait eighteen years for God to open the door for HIS perfect timing to begin HIS public ministry. You need to fill your life with the things of God. You need to take the time to thank God for the good things HE has done for you. As you take the time to study God’s impact in your life, your frame of reference will change and you will learn to understand God’s strength. As you tell others of how HE has worked in your life, not only will the faith of the listener increase but also your faith as well. The good report that you share will give you the confidence necessary to wait on the Lord regardless of the storm. God desires to receive the glory by working mightily in your life. As you learn to wait on HIM, not only will your faith grow, but also the things that God can do through you will greatly increase. You need to pray to have God open your spiritual eyes. You must open your eyes to see the strength of the Lord. The Lord will direct and deliver you. Allow God to open your eyes so that you do not allow yourself to worry about how God is going to work in your life. See HIS strength by sharing the good report of HIS strength.