Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MAD AT GOD



SHEPHERD TO SHEEP


MAD AT GOD

(Rev 15:3) ... Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!

Every now and then I hear someone say they are mad at God. I have heard this at various times from a variety of believers and I have to say it has never digested well with me. So now I am taking the time to think this through once and for all. Not only to answer someone who says they are mad at God but also for myself in case I am tempted to "go there."

Whatever God does is just and true. This is what those in heaven sing as they are in the presence of the Lord. They realize that God is righteous, fair, just, holy, and perfect. He is never arbitrary over his universe nor it's subjects. He is a righteous judge and what He decides is the right and best thing. But not only is God just and true He is also good and kind and loving. (Psa 85:10) Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. So you can trust God when He allows certain things to happen. You might not understand why they are happening but you can trust the good hand of the Lord behind them working out eventually for good (Ezra 7:9; Rom 8:28).

I think Job had it right. When things went crazy in his life this is how he reacted and what he said:

(Job 1:20-22) Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.

(Job 2:9-10) Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Personally, I think when a person is mad at God they feel entitled to their life always going smoothly. And when it doesn't it's always someone else's fault. And if they can't pinpoint someone to blame then they project their sense of unfairness on the Ultimate Cause...that being God. I get the sense that these type of people have been spoiled. They always had it great growing up and now when things don't go their way they have a fit. They think the world exists to serve them and make them feel comfortable. They get easily upset and demand that things be corrected and then get and stay mad when they don't.

Since we live in a fallen world we should be surprised when things go right! Remember, we're still on this side of heaven. We should be thankful for each blessing that comes our way and resigned to the will of God when adversity strikes. Being mad at God is telling God that He's not just and true and that He's not doing a good job providing for you. This kind of person will have to be humbled in life and broken in spirit until they realize that the Lord is good! Psalms 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

It's okay to be sad but don't get mad! Job got confused and depressed but this is what he said...Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him... (Job 13:15) God brought him through and he was blessed double in the end. He went from sad to glad but he didn't get mad. Tell the Lord today that you'll trust Him no matter what!

Louie

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1 comment:

Rick Jones said...

Thank you for this. I have been angry for so long and then got mad at God, who never did anything but try to keep me from going the wrong way. And I was and still can be, stubborn. It's my fault my life is a shambles and I hope He forgives me because I know He is right and will always do the right thing. I'm sorry and I'm angry at myself for this.