You ever have that person that you could tell anything to? It may have been your mom, dad, grandmother, best friend, counselor, or pastor. Whoever they were they were close to you. No matter what was going on, you could talk to them. You found rest knowing that they understood. You found relief being able to unload when they were around. Our relationship to God should be like that, and so much more!
You see, many times when Christians pray to God, they veil their true feelings. They think, "Oh, I’m talking to God." And they try to be all holy, when in fact, all their doing is keeping themselves from true fellowship with their Creator.
David, a man after God’s own heart wrote, "Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah." Psalm 62:8. I want you to notice that middle clause, "pour out your heart before him." Pour out your heart before Him. Think on that for a moment.
Our heart is the seat of emotions. All our feelings are associated with our heart. Do you tell God how you feel? Think of that wording, "Pour out." David is saying, when you go before God, tell Him everything. Vent. Pour out. Don’t hold back. Let God know exactly how you feel.
If we read through the Psalms, we will find that that is exactly how David lived. Whenever He had a trial, or a trouble, or persecution, or victory, or accomplishment, or blessing, or whatever happened, David told God about it. You know, when we share our heart with someone, we become closer to them. And when we become closer to them, we are more likely to share our heart with them again.
I would encourage you, share your heart with God. Not everything you feel is Holy and pious. Not every desire or want is going to be in God’s will, but He already knows how you are. God doesn’t want a bunch of people who come before Him and pretend. God wants you, He wants you to be real, with Him. When you share all your heart with Him, then you open yourself up. You give Him an opportunity to help you, and you allow Him to give you some relief from your troubles. Be real, with God.
"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." – 1 Peter 5:7