What do you do with feelings like anger or hatred?
How do you make sure to pray with the right words?
How much honesty can God handle?
If you’ve ever struggled with emotions or questions like this, you’re not alone! Even King David, “a man after God’s own heart”, made requests that would make us wince.
Daniel Schaeffer, in his book Honesty with God, explores what we can learn about prayer from the book of Psalms. The unabashed cries from the psalmists’ hearts, as well as the exuberance of their praise, show us how freeing it is to pour out our prayers to God.
The one place we can be fully known and fully loved is also the safest place to share honestly with our Creator God—prayer.