God is the RULER of the UNIVERSE.
God is ALL-POWERFUL.
God is MIGHTY.
God is ALL-KNOWING.
God is a SUPREME BEING.
God is the BEGINNING and the END.
God is PERFECT.
But as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I just know him as a Father. My Heavenly Father.
Many parts of our lives hold deep pain, anger, confusion, and sadness. We want someone to just take it away. We want answers. We want relief. Sometimes we don't realize, that we can or should pray in those times of anger. Either we're scared of God's wrath or we simply want to deny his existence. I have found however, that it has been in those moments of outrage, of confusion, of negative emotions, where I have given the words of my griefs and reasoning in a prayer to him that I have perhaps felt even closer to him than in times of joy.
I am bitter. I am angry. But yet still, on my knees, with tears falling on folded arms, I feel loved.
My emotions don't magically transform, and quite often I don't even receive any sort of answer.
No, I don't get my mountains moved away from my stead, I don't get a lightening bolt thrashed against my nemesis. But what I do get, is the sweet sanctuary of space to vent and the undeniable overwhelming-feeling, that I am heard. I am understood. And I am loved.
Heaven's slice is praying, even in times of anger.