Today Pastor Kayla offers a reading from a lament psalm, Psalm 13. Is it ok to express our feelings to God about our situations? Can we ask "How long O Lord?" We move forward in hope knowing our connection with God is strengthened when we are able to be fully present with all of our emotions before God. God will not abandon us. God already knows our hurts and our pains, so there is no need to hide before our Creator. In fact, our relationship might be able to be lived in more holistically by embracing our fully human emotions and offering them to God as a prayer of lament, a prayer of pain and suffering.