Yet God doesn’t always intervene. And it’s healthy for us to voice our feelings, doubts, and questions to God and about God with our safe people when God seems absent. While our feelings are our true feelings, it doesn’t necessarily mean our feelings are the truth. But we start where we are, and sometimes where we are is disappointed, hurt, angry, disillusioned, or even incredulous. It is a faithful expression of our trust in God that God can handle our emotions (that God designed us to have).
—Beth Taulman Miller, What Loss Can Teach Us: A Sacred Pathway to Growth and Healing (Upper Room Books, 2021)
How could your emotions today be a faithful expression of trust in God? Join the conversation.
Those who know your name trust you
because you have not abandoned
any who seek you, LORD.
—Psalm 9:10 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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