One question I struggled with was this…
When someone was going through a tough time and they said that they just “got into the Word” and “got before the Lord” …I would wonder…
What does that mean?
What does that look like?
How do you do that?
Those people who said that so strongly and faithfully seemed so…spiritual.
Like they had it all figured out.
And I didn’t.
When my heart was breaking and the tear bucket was overflowing, I wanted desperately to meet God somewhere so He could fix the hurt and confusion.
So I’d open my Bible…
Just point my finger to a verse and hope it tells me what to do?
How do I know where to go in the Word? It’s a really big book!
What words am I supposed to get into?
And then I’d worry about the words I’d pray…
What if I’m really angry at God about what’s going on? What if I don’t feel like patiently and sweetly waiting to hear from Him because I think He’s messing things up and I’d rather just give Him a piece of my mind?
Do I need to make sure I say Thy will be done? What if I don’t? What if I can’t really pray that?
What if He doesn’t show up?
I got so hung up on what I thought I was supposed to be doing that I missed the relationship moment.
Here’s what I’ve learned….
God is looking for YOU.
He is interested in YOU.
So just sit. Simply tell Him you need to meet Him right there.
Talk to Him like you’d talk to your friend who holds all secrets. Don’t worry about saying the right thing – there is no right thing. Your heart…your hurt…your words.
Read a Psalm. Ask God to use His Word to encourage you and guide you.
Don’t worry so much about the how or knowing the right way to meet Him. You can’t mess this up.
Focus on meeting Someone.
Invite Him to join you.