A funny thing happened in San Antonio on Saturday. As Norma Dearing was preparing to speak, she was having difficulty with the microphone. I asked her if she was discombobulated. She said yes.
Father Jack Sheffield walked up to see if she needed assistance and heard what I said to her. His eyes grew large and he practically shouted Annette, what did you say to her? I repeated the question, he looked skeptical, I asked what he thought I said, he said never mind. I tried running words through my head which might rhyme with discombobulated: biscombobulated, fiscombobulated...I determined in short time there are no words which rhyme with discombobulated. Later that night as we walked into dinner, I asked him what DID you think I said? He thought I asked Norma if she was ovulating. Norma and I laughed all night.
Aren't you thankful the Lord never misunderstands us! We may try sugar talk with Him and pretend we are not mad and it's all sweetness and light, but He knows. It's for our health and well being we are to be honest when we pray. Being truthful, whether it is shouting at Him, sobbing, screaming why Lord is OK. He knows we are upset and angry when our child or spouse dies. He knows that even though we smile and tell people we are fine and smile, inside we are folding and want to know why we have a terminal disease. He knows when people think He takes their loved one from them and needs them in heaven. (Though to this, I say He does not take them, He receives them and there is a big difference.)
So be honest, if you are discombobulated talk to Him. If you are angry, talk to Him. If you are so sad, you think the tears will never stop, talk to Him. It's hard but you will find solace in the Bible. You will find solace in the prayers of others. It's time to call in the cavalry and have friends pray for you in person or in their own prayer time. God created our emotions and He can not only deal with them, He can and will heal them IE healthy grief vs. unhealthy grief. The Bible tells us we can be angry, but we must sin not. Find help and healing in God, He loves you like no other. Each one of us is more precious to Him than anything. so precious He sent His Son Jesus the atoning Lamb to die in our place, to redeem us, to pay for our sins.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.