How honest can we be with God? As Christians, we can sometimes hide from discussing harder topics such as discouragement, disappointment, and depression. At times we can believe that experiencing these things means that we are lacking in faith or that we are somehow diminishing the Lord’s presence. However, it’s in those situations that God calls us to be vulnerable and honest with Him.
The book of Job is full of some of the most devastating events that can happen to a person. We see Job and his friends attempt to determine the reasoning behind the series of hopeless events they experience and wrestle with the gut wrenching pains of life. Through the entire book, Job is painfully honest with the Lord and says things that we would be too afraid to admit (let alone pray). Even Jobs friends don’t agree with him and try to convince him that he is to blame for all that has happened.
In Job 42:7 however, God says something unexpected. “After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, ‘I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has’.”
This verse assures us that the Lord is ok with our honesty.
1 Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.“
We serve a big God who sees us and cares for us no matter what we are going through. We can count on Him to be there and love us through it all.
Sequaisa McPherson, Database Administrator