Most people ask God for: love, healthy relationships, food, an amazing test grade, health, healing. What I’m asking God, ‘please never let me have to get an IV ever again’. I’ve been dealing with pains for a couple of weeks and it got to the point I was in a fetal position crying in bed. So my mom rushed me to the ER. When they ask you on a scale from 1-10 how much your pain is, I’ll never say a 10. Has anyone else done that? You know you’re in so much pain but you have never felt what a 10 feels like so you don’t say a 10. I always say a 8, or 9.
I feel like sometimes we hold back our 10 from God. We know we’re feeling is a 10 but we hold it back because we’re afraid to tell him our pain, and our burdens. We don’t share our true feelings or emotions with him, and we hide it and just tell him it’s an 8 or 9. Instead of telling him everything, we just figure out that God knows everything so we just decide not to tell him.
I knew at that moment it was a 10, but I was holding myself back- knowing that someday there will be so much more pain that I’ll go through. We should tell the truth about how we’re feeling all the time, whether it’s from God or visiting a doctors office. We need to be transparent and tell God EVERYTHING! He needs to know when you’re dealing with a 4 or a 9. He wants to know how we’re feeling, he wants you to tell him! Tell God how your pain is on a rate from 1-10, and be completely honest. If you want to strengthen your relationship with him, you need to be honest with him.