God knows your feelings and frustrations

Written by Rick Warren

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You know how troubled I am; you have kept a record of my tears. Psalm 56:6 (Good News)

You may think, “Nobody knows what I’m going through, nobody feels the pain I’m experiencing.”

But God knows!

He knows your feelings and frustrations.  He’s seen the crisis in your soul. There’s no hurt that goes unnoticed by God. Psalm 56:6 says, “You know how troubled I am; you have kept a record of my tears.” (Good News)

Often when we’re hurting, we feel very isolated and lonely. Maybe there’s been a death in the family, a divorce, maybe we’ve gotten fired, and we start to think, “Nobody understands the way I feel; nobody can tell the way I feel; nobody feels the pain.”

But God knows, and “The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.” (Psalms 103:13, NLT)

God not only sees, He cares!

He knows the causes, the reasons, the things that brought you to this point. He understands because he made you, and he sees the hurt in your heart like nobody else can.

Because God knows our frustrations and despair, we can give those feelings to God: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.” (1 Peter 5:7, NLT) Cast them all permanently on God, once and for all, and then, don’t take them back.

Question: How does knowing that God knows your pains comfort you during times of distress?

About the Author: Rick Warren

7 Responses to “God knows your feelings and frustrations”

  • Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Dear Lolita, Congratulations on doing so well in your studies. Sorry to hear that you have not been able to get another job since May. That’s real tough. I guess you are in USA so probably you have some kind of income support for yourself and your child. What about the father? Surely he should be contributing towards his child’s upkeep? I know it may not be pleasant for you to pursue this path but the law does say that father’s should pay their share. Have you tried doing some volunteer work which could possibly lead to being taken on. It seems strange that if you have teaching skills no school in your neighbourhood has a vacancy. Have you thought of moving to another area or maybe getting a job in a boarding school where you would also get accommodation, just a thought… Finally Lolita, you will see at the beginning of the page you are invited to sign up for a personal mentor. I think you might find that very helpful and encouraging as you go through this difficult time in your life. I’d just like to pray for you and your boy. Just as God looked out for Hagar and her son, He will look out for you so do not despair, He will keep His promise to never leave or forsake us. Live each day for His glory and you will know His presence with you in every situation. Read His word regularly and follow His leading. Bless you both. Amen

  • Lolita says:

    I have been without an income since 2010. So, I decided to go back to school and through school, I got money from Pell Grant. While at school, I studied hard, so hard, I obtained a 3.88 GPA. I thank God for this blessing of not only the money from Pell Grant but helping me get excellent grades. Now That I have a degree, I prayed to God for a job in which I got one. I was hired as a tutor for low-income students. Unfortunately, tutoring ended in May, and since then, I haven’t found a job replacement. I prayed and prayed but God has not answered. How come he has not answered me and given me a job? I have a son to raise.

  • Chris says:

    tiffany sandell…sorry to hear you are struggling…if i can help i will surely try. please send more details about your situaton. i am sure God has an answer for you!!

  • im not perfect at all im going through stuff I don’t what to do anymore

  • Mark says:

    Keep writing …keep encouraging !

  • Cathy says:

    Perfect and thanks for the reminder that we do have someone turn to in all situations and problems. My problem is that it is hard to turn to God for some problems (eg. problems in my marriage). I feel because I am fighting with my husband and I am sinning. But I am so sick of the same conversations and hurts and problems coming up. How do you turn to God when you feel like the situation is causing you to sin and not act Christ like. Does God hear us when we sin?

  • nb says:

    Praise you Lord Jesus.THank you Holy Spirit for using this medium and servant to talk to me and my situation.Praise You Lord.

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