Can I Be Mad at God?
This is the question I have been asking myself a lot lately. Joy here, and the idea of being angry with God is one that I do not know what to do with. Our God is perfect, so what happens when we are angry with Him? So much change has happened in my life over the last year and when I could not process the hardship I was going through, I got mad at God. Now I stand in a place of anger trying to figure out if that’s ok. Am I still a Christian if I get angry with God? Can God handle my anger?
I have found the answer to all these questions is a resounding YES!
This article from Relevant Magazine has helped my understanding on anger with God too. The article says,
“God loves you. And when you’re hurting, He’s displaying empathy and hurting for His child. We may be unjustly blaming God for the realities of a broken and fallen world, but God can handle that. His love, compassion, empathy and grace is there for the taking, if we choose to be receptive.”
My problem has been that I have not been choosing to be receptive. God has not changed, but I have. It’s time to first understand that it’s ok to be angry with God. He can handle my anger and He can handle yours. Second, it’s time to take God at His word and soak in his love and compassion during a time of struggle.