It felt great letting out all that feelings and emotions. I think many of us believe that it is wrong to be honest with God about our true feelings. God wants us to share everything with Him, even the bad stuff. David, Job and other men of old lamented to God about what was going on with them. They spoke about those who hurt them and how they felt. God already knows our hearts and what we are going to say even before we say it but to build relationship we need to communicate and be totally honest.
There can be negative aspects of lamenting; this is when the lamenting turns to just complaining and wallowing in self-pity. This is when we continuously entertain the lies of satan and then believe that they are true.
Lamenting is: a way to release the builded up emotions, reminding God of His promises or communicating with Him and it could also help you to keep things in perspective.
I am sleepy. Good night yall.
Hello my readers:
I am sure you all are wondering why I chose such a heading for this post.
Eli, Eli, lema Sabachthani? I know God has not forsaken me because He said He would not but this situation makes me feel that way. However, i need to lament now.
I am the man who has seen affliction
under the rod of his wrath;
2 he has driven and brought me
into darkness without any light;
3 surely against me he turns his hand
again and again the whole day long.
He has walled me about so that I cannot escape;
he has made my chains heavy;
8 though I call and cry for help,
he shuts out my prayer;
9 he has blocked my ways with blocks of stones;
he has made my paths crooked.
He drove into my kidneys
the arrows of his quiver;
14 I have become the laughingstock of all peoples,
the object of their taunts all day long.
15 He has filled me with bitterness;
he has sated me with wormwood
Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
the wormwood and the gall!
20 My soul continually remembers it
and is bowed down within me.
21 But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[b]
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
God will renew my thoughts as I seek His heart by throwing myself in His word and in His presence. If only I would be allowed to just lock out everyone and be locked away with My Heaven Father but responsibilities and life is occurring.
God is always faithful!