Pour Out Your Heart Before Him

January 16

“In God is my salvation and my glory,
the rock of my strength,
and my refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, you people,
God is a REFUGE for us.”
Psalm 62:7-8

“…pour out your heart before him…”

Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you just don’t know where to turn? In times like this go before the Lord, shut out the world, turn off your tv, turn off your cell phone, close up your computer, and break before the Lord. Pour your heart out to him. Bring to him all the emotions you are dealing with, even the sinful ones. He knows. You’re safe to lay them before him just as they are.

There is no right or wrong way to do this, you won’t say anything to him that will shock him. Be totally honest. Tell him the deep things in your heart, even things you think you shouldn’t say before the Lord, get it all out. There is something SO cathartic, so cleansing, in pouring your heart out to the Lord in broken, wrenching prayer. You will find in him a Father very willing to listen. Truly he IS a refuge for us. TRULY he is!

“For he has not despised nor abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted;
nor has he hidden his face from him;
But when he cried to him, he heard.”
Psalm 22:24

Here are many encouragements for those suffering:
When Life Hurts