Grace & Truth For When You’d Rather Be Mad

December 6, 2019 |
A Grace & Truth Link Up with 3 Reasons to Praise God When You Don't Feel Like It

Valerie, your husband called. He said you’ve been cranky the last two weeks. He loves you and he’s concerned and a little bit frustrated. So I wrote this post to help you shift your focus upward rather than inward. I pray that it blesses you (and your husband).

This is what I heard when I read Three Reasons to Praise God When You Don’t feel like it. I guess you could say that today’s featured post spoke to me.

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A Grace & Truth Link Up with 3 Reasons to Praise God When You Don't Feel Like It

‘Tis the season to be grateful and praise God for sending His only Son to save us. But some of us would rather be mad. 

  • Are you angry for what you’ve lost?
  • Do you resent what they did to you?
  • Are you cranky about a recent diagnosis? 

As Christians, we discreetly tuck such ugliness under the emotional rug. But my friend, you’re not alone. 

The truth is that no mask or rug can hide your heart from Jesus, and His grace is sufficient for all circumstances.

Karen reminded me to trust His greater plan and offer a sacrifice of praise to the God who sacrificed everything for me.

Your poor nerves will soften after visiting Karen Del Tatto’s post on Growing Together in Grace and Knowledge. And your husband and children will be glad you did. 

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Three Reasons to Praise God When You Don’t Feel Like It

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Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…

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Valerie is a wife, mother, blogger, breast cancer survivor, and the co-director of Candidly Christian (as well as our Prayer Team Liaison). After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, she learned that victory over anxiety comes only through surrender to Jesus. Now she writes to help women overcome anxiety through faith. You can find her on VictoryThroughSurrender.com.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca Hastings December 6, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Praising God is always the right answer…but it doesn’t always feel that way. So grateful for grace along the way!
    Rebecca Hastings recently posted…Building Faith as a Family

    • Reply Valerie Riese December 6, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Rebecca, more and more I’m learning that His grace is always sufficient, no matter how we feel. Thanks so much for commenting and for linking up this week 🙂
      Valerie Riese recently posted…God is With You Wherever You Go

  • Reply Natalie Killion December 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Another timely and well written reflection. ❤️

  • Reply Karen Del Tatto December 10, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my post, and for your kind words. I appreciate it very much! 🙂
    Karen Del Tatto recently posted…3 Ways to Respond to the Good News of the Gospel in the Christian Life

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