Over at the Storyline blog today, I’m talking about how God doesn’t need us to pretend.
Good news, right? We don’t have to be fake-happy! We are human beings with a full range of emotions, and being honest about them actually brings us into greater connection. (I think that’s on purpose.)
Can I admit that typing the word “anger” on the internet makes me a little nervous? I think it might be misunderstood, and I think our culture still tends to feel a little judgy toward women who express anger, so: it’s a bit fraught, is all.
But I think you can be truthful about your anger and your hurt and every single other thing you feel, and that truth will bring you into a place of deeper relationship. So we’re rolling with it. I hope you’ll read the whole story.
People of faith are allowed to have anger and hurt. We don’t have to pretend we don’t.
Besides, just because people and systems have failed us, doesn’t mean that God has.