“But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.” (Psalm 51:6)
Girls, if I could tell you four words that I truly believe could radically transform your relationship with God it would be: Be honest with God.
Of course, don’t do this because I said so, do it because it’s what God tells us to do over and over again in His word and what the heroes of our faith have modeled for us.
It’s His heart for you, dear ones, and it’s because He cares so deeply for you. Listen to just a few of these scriptures:
“The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)
“The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation” (Psalm 145:8)
“O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.” (Psalm 62:8)
That’s right, sweet girls, God wants to know what’s on your heart. He wants to be your best friend that you run to and tell Him everything about your day and the things that are so hard or that you feel ashamed for feeling. He wants to know. He wants to know you.
Girls, He is not ashamed of you or disappointed in you. He will not rush you. He has all the time in the world for you. He just wants you to come to Him.
I’ve realized recently that for most of my life I wasn’t honest with God, with myself, and with others. It wasn’t intentional. I just didn’t know how to be that honest.
I thought I was just supposed to be good, thankful and feeling anything else was wrong and it deeply disappointed God and those around me. I don’t even know where I got that and it doesn’t really matter, but now I know that God desires honesty. Ephesians 4:25 says, “Instead speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is Christ.
Did you hear that as we are honest and speak the truth in love, we grow and mature in Christ? Being honest may be one of the most foundational elements to truly experiencing God and living out the purposes He has for you.
We will continue this conversation soon, but for today, dear ones, be honest with God, your perfect heavenly Father. His arms are open wide and He wants to listen. He sees you, He knows you, He loves you, and He wants you to believe this is who He truly is by experiencing this type of relationship with Him, unlike any you’ve ever known before. He wants to be your everything!