I love reading the Psalms because they express real, raw emotion. Sometimes it’s a high point of praise. Other times sharing with God frustration. While we want to avoid grumbling and complaining, we can be real with God in what we think and feel. The key is to always turn it back to praise, releasing our emotions to him.
Take a few minutes and write your own psalm. How do you feel in this moment? What challenges are you facing? Are you battling fear, discouragement or pain? What joys are you experiencing? Are you overflowing with love? Be real with God. Share your thoughts and feelings.
If you are struggling with something, release it to Him and end your psalm with praise. Too often we feel the “right” thing to do as Christians is to suppress negative emotion, maybe even try to hide it from others and God. But usually that only strengthens it. Instead, when we are honest with ourselves and God and then simply give it to Him, He often does a “divine exchange” taking away our pain and filling us with His joy.
Share your heart with Him today!