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Featured Is a lying prayer worse than a selfish one?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Questioning Brother, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. ChicanaRose

    ChicanaRose Well-Known Member

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    It's okay to be honest with God. It's perfectly fine to ask God to lighten your burden. People in the Bible cried out to God for help.

    But you can also pray, "God, if my prayer is not pleasing to you, then change my heart. These are my honest feelings before you right now, and I can't get myself to change it. So please send the Holy Spirit to work in my heart."
     
  2. ChicanaRose

    ChicanaRose Well-Known Member

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    You've been through a lot. The situations you describe shows that you are not someone who is complaining that little things didn't go your way. You have been placed in a real desperate situation.

    Are you able to get any practical help from your church?
     
  3. LovebirdsFlying

    LovebirdsFlying My husband drew this cartoon of me. Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    Tell Him that. Give Him the whole load. Exactly how you feel. He can take it. Beat against His chest with your fists. He'll understand.

    That's what someone told me, when I was facing horrible circumstances. I won't share that with you now, because you've got enough of your own to deal with. I don't know how *your* burden feels specifically, but I know burdens. I know that feeling of "God, why do You give me such wonderful things, and then turn right around and take them away from me? Are You trolling me or something? Do You just want to watch me hurt?" I was advised that it is OK to say that to Him. Tell Him you're mad at Him. Tell Him you don't feel like you can trust Him anymore. Yes, I advocate the honest prayer.
     
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