How do you feel about letting God have it?
Your anger, I mean.
Many people are really uncomfortable about railing at the Almighty but I’m here to issue your permission slip to do so, and even suggest that God is really okay with you unleashing your truest, most unattractive, most unfaithful self.
I learned this when I was only ten years old when my father died.
I’ve talked in previous episodes about what happened, but there’s a little more to the story I’d like you to know about why I’m so glad no one told me to not to express my anger to God.
In the same way, the singer who called herself Nightbirde did not hesitate hold back her feelings during her battle with cancer.
In an essay about showing your true self to God, a writer for The Collective says that In a world where authenticity is questioned more so than ever, there needs to be greater faith in who God is and how He loves us–sarcastic comments, swear words, songs of praise and however else we choose to express ourselves. We do not need to hide who we are for fear of judgment, shame, and guilt because we want to fit the “perfect” mould. When we do that, we do ourselves and God a disservice.
You can let this episode be your go-ahead to “let Him have it.” With both barrels. And know that it really is okay to do just that.
A Modern Day Ruth. https://www.facebook.com/ModernDayRuth/posts/5657293534297401
“Are You Showing Your Authentic Self with God?” The Collective. http://thecollectivechurch.ca/are-you-showing-your-authentic-self-with-god/