I’ve been reading a great book, Daughters of God by S. Michael Wilcox, and have always loved the story of Hannah who was barren and gave her child to the Lord.
Do you ever feel as if you are just complaining to the Lord?
I just read this great passage about Hannah:
“Hannah took her heart full of grief and poured it out at the feet of the Lord: I “have poured out my soul before the Lord” (1 Samuel 1:15). There is great relief in openly sharing our sorrows. Hannah chose one of the best possible places to do this, at the house of the Lord.
Occasionally we hold back some of our grief, bitterness, sorrow, or complaint, because we don’t want to appear ungrateful or to accuse or bother the Lord. In the midst of these thoughts, if we listen carefully, we may hear the voice of the spirt whisper, “The Lord already knows what is in your heart. You do not need to try and conceal it. Lay it his feet.” The Spirit will help us make the distinction between pouring out our souls to the Lord and murmuring or complaining to him.