Being Honest with God in Times of Suffering

#BeingHonestWithGod #Suffering #GodsLove #EnduringPainIn the midst of pain and hardships, discover the transformative power of being honest with God. Explore the depths of his love, find strength to endure, and uncover the solace that comes from sharing your struggles with him. Join us as we delve into the journey of finding comfort and hope through open and heartfelt conversations with our Creator.

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Battle Drill Devotional
Being Honest with God in Times of Suffering
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Summary

Discover the infinite and everlasting love of God. Reflect on God’s covenantal love and learn how to respond to it. Find comfort and strength in his unwavering love, and let it transform your perspective and actions. Explore the beauty of God’s love and its impact on our daily lives.

Introduction: How Long, O Lord?

How long until my Amazon package arrives? How long is this queue? Are we nearly there yet? We don’t like waiting, do we? This is particularly true when we are facing a time of suffering. Just now some of us are facing health concerns, some experiencing the grief of loss of loved ones, some facing career or finance worries. Many of us will have experienced something in this past twelve months that has made us want to cry out with the psalmist, “How long, O Lord?” (Psalm 6:3b).

Being Honest with God

Why are you waiting to show your love to me, O God? It’s OK to be honest with God. There is no point in pretending to him that everything is fine when it’s not. He knows our heart. We can be honest with him when we’re angry or in despair because he knows us inside out and only wants what’s best for us. Being honest with him gives us the space we need to turn our attention back to him and his love for us.

Turning from Fear to Confidence

That’s what David does in this verse. His thoughts turn from his fear to his confidence in God’s love. The best defence we have against discouragement is to be saturated with the knowledge of God’s love and be filled with his presence.

Conclusion

In times of suffering, it is natural to question and wonder how long our pain will last. However, as believers, we can find solace in being honest with God. He already knows the depths of our hearts and our struggles, so there is no need to pretend that everything is fine. Instead, we can pour out our anger, frustration, and despair before him, knowing that he desires what is best for us.

By being honest with God, we create a space for him to work in our lives. It allows us to shift our focus from our fears and pain to his love and faithfulness. Just as David did in Psalm 6:8-10, we can turn from our cries of “How long, O Lord?” to a place of confidence in God’s unwavering love for us.

In the midst of suffering, it is crucial to remember that God’s love for us never wavers. By immersing ourselves in the knowledge of his love and seeking his presence, we can find strength and encouragement to endure. Rather than allowing discouragement to overwhelm us, we can find hope in the certainty of God’s love. Take a moment to reflect on how you can be more honest with God about your struggles. Remember, being honest with God opens the door for his healing and restoration in your life.

Reflection Question:

How can you be more honest with God about your struggles and turn your attention to his love and presence?

Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week

This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast we focus on the wisdom of God, which often seems foolish to the world, but is the very power of God. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.

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