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Dear God, Thanks for Letting Me Cuss at You

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Have you ever been angry at God? Maybe thought he wouldn’t want you just the way you are? I sure have – for much of my life, actually.

But the thing about grace is it takes you as you are, shattered as that may be. I didn’t get that my brokenness was exactly what God wanted, that he wasn’t surprised by or afraid of it. 

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Today, I’m so excited to share a story about this on my friend Steve Austin’s blog. It’s called Dear God, Thanks for Letting Me Cuss at You

Here’s a piece of the story:

Dear God,

You’re not who I thought you were.

You don’t want what I thought you wanted. You don’t treat me how I expect to be treated. Sometimes, I don’t know what to do with you. See, I spent years trying to be good enough, trying to be what you deserve.

Shouldn’t a king have the best of everything? That’s not me. I’m sick and I’m toxic. You can’t want me.

But you and I, we see differently. What I call strength, you call fear and self-preservation. What I call weakness, you call beautiful dependence. In your eyes, the best I could offer you was precisely what I wanted to hide. All I could give was myself, broken as I was.

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Have you ever been angry at God? Has he proved his patience and grace in surprising ways? Or are you still in that place? I promise you, it’s okay if you are. He’s not shocked and he’s okay with the process.

 

About Sarah

Hi, I'm Sarah. I love coffee, pancakes and street tacos. I'm a learner, a traveler and a creative mess. I've got a thing for redemption and seeing broken people living beautiful lives. That's the story I've lived, and the one I want for you. Let's be friends!

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