Do you ever need to rant and rave?

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Do you ever need to rant and rave?

Have you ever felt like David did in Psalm 31:9-11? “Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. … I am the utter contempt of my neighbors; I am a dread to my friends.

It’s ok to tell the Lord how you feel. He knows anyway, and often it helps to be able to verbalize it to Him—and/or to a friend. Sometimes we think that some of the feelings David had in this passage show weakness or a lack of spirituality. Think about that, are you ok with sharing your feelings with the Lord like David was?

When I first became a single mom, I had a friend who I would call and say, “I just need to rant and rave for a few minutes.” I would tell her what was going on and I’d feel better. A friend is not always available for us to talk to, but the Lord is always there. And He loves it when we come to Him and share how we’re feeling. Why don’t you try it now?

All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go! has a more in-depth study on this passage.