WHEN WE ASK why in our prayers, we have somehow recognized that we are permitted to bring every question, every issue, every confusion, and every struggle to God. We may not understand what’s going on, but God knows that we cannot pray authentically unless we can honestly express every thought and emotion.
– Steve Harper
Talking in the Dark: Praying When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
From p. 25 of Talking in the Dark: Praying When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Steve Harper. Copyright (c) 2007 by Steve Harper. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Are you comfortable asking God, “Why?” Share your thoughts.
And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was restored. Then he got up and was baptized.
Acts 9:18, NRSV
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer. (April 9).
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