IMG_0680Today’s sermon offered a different perspective on having a relationship with God. The Old Testament reading was about God telling Moses to go into Egypt and free the Israelites. Moses was not happy. He didn’t feel qualified, and he didn’t want to do it, but God said, “I will be with you.”

As far as I know, God never promised life will be easy. God has never even hinted that anything we are chosen to do will be fun. Shelly, our priest, said it’s okay to come to God in anger. It’s okay to tell God we’re sad or hurting or feeling afraid. We don’t have to apologize for our negative emotions, and we don’t even need to balance the bad with trying to identify the good things for which we are grateful.

We don’t have to be perfect, and we don’t need to pretend to feel anything or be anything we’re not. We can simply turn it all over and trust that no matter how bad it gets, no matter how inadequate, unhappy or sad we feel, we are not alone. God understands and will be with us.