”I cried out to God with my voice – To God with my voice; And he gave ear to me.In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out …” (Psalms 77:1-2)
Acknowledging my fears, confusion or any other negative emotion and confessing them (pouring them out the way they are, being truthful and honest about their reality) to God shows great faith and trust in his ability to handle them. On a flip side, Refusing to acknowledge them and bring them before God only expresses how much pride, disbelieve and distrust I have for God.
Being a child of God does not shield me from negative emotions or circumstances. It should rather draw me and lead me to the opened and love heart of my Heavenly Father. That is why he calls out to me…”come let us reason together.” He longs to show me his unconditional love by extending his help. He expects that trouble will come, he knows there would be moments of utter confusion and darkness, o yes, he is well aware you will get right into the valley of the shadow of death. Assuredly, he knows those seasons when nothing will make a drop of sense. He knows.
For this reason he has said to me to cast all of my cares on him, for he cares for me. He is a Father indeed! Have you not heard what he promised?
That when you pass through the waters (of confusion) he will be with you or through the rivers (of silence & frustrations) they shall not overflow you. He further went on to reassure that when you walk through the fire (of depression) you shall not be burned nor shall the flame scorch me. (Isaiah 43:2)
He wants to save you from getting drowned in them…but you prefer to suppress and repress them? He has promised me of his abiding and firm presence!
Friend, Repression and Suppression of those negative emotions is not the will of your Heavenly Father. He awaits and expects his children to come to him.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (time of helplessness, time of depression, time of loneliness, time of confusion, time of frustration, time of anger, time of hatred, time of pain, time of darkness). (Hebrews 4:16)
I have a Heavenly Father with whom I talk about everything that bothers me. All of it and I see much grace.
It is only the weak that find and receive strength!!!