Prayer is the best place to reveal our true feelings. Unlike humans, God is not fooled by our attempts to disguise our true feelings, to put on a false smile, to cover our anguish with pretty words. We can bring Him our hopes, fears, doubts, even our anger. God already know us better than we know ourselves Sometimes all we need is a place to express ourselves without fear of reprisal or judgement. Jesus understands that. In our Father we will find mercy, not punishment, comfort, not reproach. Prayer operates as a safeguard against acting on our feelings. I’m sure Jesus didn’t feel like going to the cross, that is why He asked God that this assignment be taken from Him. But just as quickly He said “your will, not mine.” Jesus prayed until God strengthened Him and waited until His feelings were in line with the Father’s will before leaving the garden. Life’s trails and storms will wreak havoc on our feelings. But passionate prayer gives us and outlet to express them and bring them in line with God’s will before moving ahead. Luke 22:42 Philippians 4:6 2 Corinthians 5:7 Proverbs 28:26 1 John 3:20 Proverbs 3:5-6 Romans 8:28 #prayerispowerful #praywithoutceasing #faithoverfeelings
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Amen. Prayer is my oxygen!
Reading this brings to mind Paul in his letter to the Ephesians, Ephesians 6:18 (Amplified Bible Classic Edition)
“18 Pray at all times on every occasion, in every season in the Spirit, with all manner of prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints” In my prayers to God I can be me, because He knows me, I can’t hide anything from Him. He lets me know when I’m wrong, but He also encourages me and is eager to see me follow Him.