Can We Be Honest With God – Totally Honest?

Honesty with God: can we tell God everything on our mind?

Everything?

Our fears, our doubts, our anger, our disappointments?

What about when we have these thoughts. . .about God Himself?

Can we share them honestly with Him?

Or do we fear His punishment. . .cringe in shame. . .hide our thoughts from God. . .act like He doesn’t know what we are thinking or feeling (when of course He does).

Below is the video and the lyrics to a favorite song of mine – “You Are I Am” – that express sincere doubts toward God but then turn to sincere praise of His majesty, power, love, and goodness.

As a follower of Jesus the Messiah, I can say that they express my heart well.

What about you, my Muslim friends?

Can you be honest with God – totally honest?

“YOU ARE I AM”

I’ve been the one to shake with fear
And wonder if You’re even here
I’ve been the one to doubt Your love
I’ve told myself You’re not enough

I’ve been the one to try and say
I’ll overcome by my own strength
I’ve been the one to fall apart
And to start to question who You are

You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am
You are I am

I’ve been the one held down in chains
Beneath the weight of all my shame
I’ve been the one to believe
That where I am You cannot reach

You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am
You are I am

The veil is torn
And now I live with the Spirit inside
The same one, the very same one
who brought the Son back to life

Hallelujah, He lives in me
Hallelujah, He lives in me
Hallelujah, He lives in me
Hallelujah, He lives in me

You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am
You are I am

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