The Process

PART 4 – Pour Out / Give Thanks

Written on 08/09/2014
David Anderson

POUR OUT YOUR HEART TO THE LORD.

“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is
our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

“I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. I pour
out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble.” Psalm 142:1-2 (NIV)


(A) Pour out your heart to the Lord.  Use your note-taking app or notebook to process your feelings.

Lord, this is how I feel...

(B) Express your unmet desires to the Lord.  Use your note-taking app or notebook to process your unmet desires.

Lord, this is what I’m disappointed or upset about, or wish would have happened (or not have happened)...

(C) Express your current desires to the Lord.  Use your note-taking app or notebook to process your current desires.

Lord, I desire...

(D) Give thanks to the Lord:

“...give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)

“...always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20 (NIV)

“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High; call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me….He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:14-15, 23 (NASB)

“I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.” Psalm 116:17 (NIV)

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” I Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son...” Romans 8:28-29 (NASB)

Use your note-taking app or notebook to tell the Lord that you are giving thanks for the situation and the circumstances, and that you are willing to accept however He wants to use it in your life for His purposes, for your good, and for His glory.

Lord, I choose to give thanks for...