Naked Before God: Trials and Tribulations

I have heard it said that even yelling at God, even cursing at God is prayer. It’s talking to God, even in anger, frustration, hurt, or sadness. Or, dare I say it, blame? I understand far too easily the feeling of being upset with God because of my life’s circumstances. I have wanted to blame God. I have asked why. I have even questioned if God loves or cares about me…if He exists. I believe true faith must have a shadow of doubts. Doubts can make faith stronger when worked through and not ignored.

TLP

Praying in true humility can be difficult for us, particularly early in our Christian walk, yet for many of us, getting through the trials and tribulations of this life may be even more difficult. These are times of disappointments, problems, hardships, and sometimes these can lead to despair and desperation; we might even begin to wonder if God has forgotten all about us. Even worse, we might begin to think that God is exacting punishment upon us for something we have done or not done; oh yes, these are hard times indeed.

More than any other time in this life, times of hardship are times when we need to approach God’s presence holding nothing back, laying everything out in the open, times when we need to bare all before the God who sees all anyway. This is not only a time for praying in humility, it is also a time…

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Author: Cynthia "Cyndi" Hilston

Cynthia Hilston is a thirty-something-year-old stay at home mom of three young kids, happily married. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she finally stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, watches Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.  

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