Written by Rev. Craig Moock, pastor of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church in Galena, OH
As we look at practicing our faith today, I wanted us to consider what it means to be honest with God. I mean REALLY honest!!! Sometimes, as Christians, we try so hard to be faithful in following God that we struggle with being honest about how we are feeling when times are tough. Remember, as I said on Sunday in the message, God sees us and God cares. God wants us to be honest with Him… especially when times are rough, especially when we doubt and especially when we struggle with faith. He already knows what we are feeling, but us being honest about it with Him makes us more ready for Him to meet us in our tough times… and all of that honesty builds our relationship with God and that is what God is longing for.
God knows that these times have been challenging for us. He sees us and He cares. Try, for today being really honest with God about how you are feeling about all of this and I trust that you will connect with God in a deeper way. My hope is that that will bring you peace.
For those who struggle with being honest with God, I want to commend Psalm 6 to you. David was honest with His pain. God has also given us the freedom to be honest with our pain. Watch what God will do when we give our pain to Him.
Blessings and I will catch you on Facebook live on Sunday at 10AM… and remember to wash your hands,
Pastor Craig Moock
Office 740-548-4389, email@example.com
1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. 2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony. 3 My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long? 4 Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. 5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave? 6 I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. 7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes. 8 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping. 9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. 10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.Psalm 6 (source)