Honesty – a word carelessly used in our speeches and conversations. We start our sentence by emphasising, we say ‘To be quite honest ……..’ but are we really?
Psalms 95:1 says: “O come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.” Psalms 9:1-2 says: “I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart. I will tell of all Your marvelous works.”
David was a man who was not ashamed to express his whole heart to the Lord. Do you recall the jubilant scene when the ark was returned to Jerusalem as captured in 2 Samuel 6:14?
Having narrated the above emotions, have you noticed that it seems easier for us to express the positive emotions than the difficult ones? We find it difficult to acknowledge and express such emotions because often times, we place value judgments on them. It is not the feelings that are wrong; it is what we do with them. That is why David encourages us to “Trust in Him at all times, you people, pour out your heart before Him.” (Psalms 62:8).
Virtuous woman, do you believe that God can still love you even if you have anger in your heart? If you don’t, then set aside some time to begin to be honest with the Lord about your real feelings; points of hurt, feelings of anger and whatever the Holy Spirit would bring to light. Pour out your heart before Him, allowing Him to bring you in touch with the actual feelings. It is important to be in touch with your feelings because if you just talk about them or the situation that caused them, you will be speaking from your mind and understanding instead from your heart and feelings. Vents that cause us pain go into our hearts with the feelings to be healed and restored, we must get in touch with the feelings and release them to the Lord.