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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Angry with God?

Ever been Angry with God?  If you are, you are in good company.  David was.  He was called a man after God’s own heart, Acts 13:22, 1 Samuel 13:14.
Angry with God?
David was angry because God struck down one of David’s men for attempting to stabilize the ark.  There was a lot wrong with what David and his men were doing in moving the ark, but that did not temper David’s response.

I have struggled with things God has done in my life.  Read that, I was angry.  I have known believers who were angry that a loved one was taken “prematurely.”

David models for us how to deal with our responses to God’s actions or lack thereof in several of his psalms.  Look, for example, at Psalms 10 and 12.  Habakkuk complains to God that He has not acted to discipline His faithless people, Habakkuk 1:2 – 4.

Your anger, mine, is not a shock to God.  Psalm 139:2 – 4 assures us that He knows what we think and say from afar… and in the Hebrew that is time not distance.  We cannot tell Him anything that He does not already know.

So we tell Him we are angry with Him.  In specific terms, like David did.  Look at the impact that had on David in the last half of Psalms 10 and 12.  His anger, his disappointment turned to praise.

Do not hide your anger.  Express it to God.  He already knows.  He will engage.  You will praise.

1 comment:

  1. The fact that God knows everything about us can be intimidating, but it ought to be liberating. It exposes us, but as you point out, Mike, in other words, it heals us. I've thanked God many times that He knew me totally before He ever drew me to HImself - and still wanted me to be His child. Amazing!!