This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: James 4:8 (ESV)
Today I am feeling like it is time for me to have a genuine talk with God. Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. I feel like God knows my sacrifices, he knows all the things I’m striving to do. He knows my intentions. When I feel overwhelmed, the next set of feelings is just sheer frustration.
Sometimes I have to move out of this place of simple obedience with the Lord, and just delve into a very genuine conversation with Him where I outwardly express the words that I’ve been harboring in my heart. When I look to the Scriptures, I look at David. David talked frankly with God; he had a very raw and authentic relationship with Him. He had no problem professing what he needed, or what he couldn’t bear. In Psalms 119, David says, “Give me the salvation you have promised me. Your regulations are my only hope.”
I feel like Father, I’m standing only on your promises. In other words, my expectations about the future are intertwined only with Your Promises. I am not leaning on anything else. When I express my feelings and my frustrations in this way, I feel a sense of relief and renewal. This frank and open conversation with God only deepens my intimacy with Him.
The Words that encourage me are “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8 (ESV)
Tomorrow, let’s talk about fearing what we think we know. Please share this reflection with others because they also, desire to be inspired.
Today, let’s let our relationship with God evolve beyond simple obedience.