Anger toward God

By Dave Henning / April 25, 2015

As Sara Horn continues Chapter 9 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she points out that the mistake we make in getting angry with God is that He is our only true source for receiving he help and peace we need.  We are implicitly saying that God is worse for us than better, that He is doing more damage than good in our life.  We place ourselves in a difficult position.

Sara explicitly states that our anger toward God is wrong.  However, it’s not wrong to ask God questions or to look, expect, and wonder- because this draws us closer to Him.

Why is it a bad idea to be angry with God in the first place?  Sara noes that when we allow ourselves to be angry with God:

1.  we ignore Scriptural truth that God desires our best, that He wants us not only to be happy, but holy.

2.  we deny that God works all things together for our good, believing God does not work through the bad things in life.  We limit God.

Manipulation, Sara observes, is what other people do.  God is holy and good.  He’s our Creator and our Lord.  God always is present with us.  He is faithful.  Only God can walk us through the storms of life.  He keeps His promises.

Today’s question: How has God demonstrated His faithfulness during your desert, transitional journey?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Faith intersecting with faithfulness”


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