Does prayer ever feel like a lot of work to you? Do you find yourself struggling to pray or avoiding prayer altogether? This month our team of writers at Into the Deep are reflecting on times when prayer is hard – when prayer is dry or desolate; when we’re too tired, confused, or angry to pray; when we wrestle with sin or feeling not-good-enough. Check out the introduction from Becky Eldredge and then follow along as we grow in our relationship with God, even when life is difficult.
I could feel the burn deep in my throat and tears welling up in my eyes. If it weren’t for the taxi driver in the front seat, I surely would have screamed or gotten sick to my stomach. I finally arrived home to an empty apartment with both roommates out on dates of their own that night. I immediately ripped off my favorite heels and hurled them into the closet. I wriggled out of my black party dress, pulled on a pair of cozy pajamas, and flopped down on the bed. Staring at the ceiling, I shouted every imaginable obscenity at God. What should have been a fun night out at a colleague’s wedding, instead found me as the third-wheel in a room full of couples. I’d had it with being single, and I was furious with God!
Can you remember the last time you felt so angry you wanted to scream or throw something?
It took me a long time to accept the role of anger in my life. Anger is a strong emotion, but it can be incredibly revealing, and even healthy! (Continue reading…)