Letters to God

June 7th, 2007

One of the great things I like about the book of Psalms in the Bible is that it is someone pouring their heart out to God. Many times we see that David absolutely poured out his fears, frustrations, sufferings, discouragement and disappointment to God. He didn’t hold back one iota! I really love that God has included this in the Bible because at times I can relate to that!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes life can be really frustrating and just seem not fair. Sometimes when painful situations happen or things aren’t working out the way we want, we can let this frustration build up and it can eat away at us. I think we can learn from David and pour out heart our to God. We can just tell Him how we are frustrated or how disappointed we are and get it off our chest like David did. David was good at that!

This reminds me of a number of times over the years I have sat at my computer and written a letter to God. I sat and actually wrote “Dear God, [this or situation] is really frustrating me at the moment. It just doesn’t seem fair…” I would just pour my heart out and tell Him how I was feeling.

As I have written these letters they have always started out frustrated, but as they have progressed they have changed flavour to putting my faith and trust in Him and asking Him to intervene in the situation. Sometimes they have even asked for the strength to go through it, to learn from it and to be able to help others as a result of my experience!

The thing we need to remember is that God is not going to be surprised by our thoughts and what it going in inside us. He is suddenly not going to think, “Hmmm, Dave is not the person I thought he was!” He already knows us inside out and knows what we are going to write in our letter before our fingers even touch the keyboard or the pen hits the paper!

For me this process is about casting my cares and anxiety on God like it says in 1 Peter 5:7. I am placing my fears, frustration, disappointments and concerns on His shoulders and asking Him to help. I am exchanging my heavy burden for His light yoke. Whenever I do this I feel a sense of relief and like a weight is lifted off me and I am able to continue on in what I am doing.

So how about you? Have you ever written a letter to God telling Him your frustrations and disappointments? Are you going through something like that at the moment? If so, I would encourage you to write God a letter and pour out your heart to Him. It will only take a few minutes, but it might just make a big difference.

God Bless,

Dave 🙂