So how do honesty and grace connect? The grace of God is the very thing that allows us to be honest. If it were not for His grace – the combination of his unconditional love and His unrelenting mercy – we would not be able to say the things we need to say to God. Because He is full of grace, we can trust that He is not only big enough to take the things we need to say, but mighty enough to change the things that need to be changed in light of what is said.
You and I are not honest in order to get more from God – See God, this is how I feel, so fix it – no, our honesty with God is much more far reaching than that. When we are honest with God we are not begging to get more from Him, but we are striving to get more of Him.