Katherine Walden

Yes, God wants to be our hiding place in times of trouble but he does not want us to use our relationship with him as an excuse to avoid confronting relational conflicts. Most heart issues with others are resolved only through brave communication, active listening, forgiving and restitution. It is never pleasing to God when we use our relationship with Him as a deflection or as an excuse to avoid those hard conversations that we must all face at one time or another in our lives.