Psalms 142:1-2 I cry out to the Lord; I plead for the Lord's mercy. I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles.
When we talk to God we tend to tell God what we think he wants to hear... oh we tell him the sins we have committed and ask forgiveness and sometimes that IS hard to do. We ask God to be with people that we love and the people that we have promised to pray for.... and that is a good thing!!... but we forget that God knows our every thought and feeling and we can even complain to God. I think that maybe sometimes we sin by talking about other people because we have to complain sometimes...and if we remember that God knows anyway we can complain to God... We can say God this person was mean to me today and it makes me mad! God it isn't fair that I am ask to do this at work and nobody else is. We can say God why does my mom expect this of me. We can say I don't like the way my friend treated me today it just isn't right. We can say these things to God and God hears us... he know those thought anyway...talk to God about them! If we talk to God about our complaints about others then we will be less likely to talk about those people at work, or the ball field or even church. If we complain to God we won't say something to somebody else that can get taken out of context or spread around to other people...and if we complain to God, God actually has the power to do something about it. God wants us to talk to him about everything in our lives, everything! I am going to learn to take even my complaints and my troubles to God. I bet Jesus complained to God about how we people acted!