Are You Mad at God?
I’ve heard people say, “I’m mad at God! I need to forgive Him!” You have it all wrong, friend.
Who are you to be “mad” at God? The Bible says, ”Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? Clay doesn’t talk back to the fingers that mold it, saying, ‘Why did you shape me like this?’” (Romans 9:20 The Message)
Listen, He is the Potter, and you are the clay. He is the Shepherd, and you are the sheep. He is the Vine, and we are the branches. He is the Giver, and we are the recipients.
He is God, and you are a punk!
We may be sad, not understand, and even ask why, but we can’t be “mad” at God.
I’ve lost my faith!
Or perhaps something happened, and you’ve said, “I lost my faith” over that.
Maybe it was a tragedy or something that went wrong in your life: a sickness, a divorce, or the loss of a loved one.
I know these things hurt, but may I respectfully say that those are not things we lose our faith over. Sure, we don’t understand why, but that is when we must trust God.
If you would “lose your faith,” then perhaps you never had true faith to begin with. Or you may have misunderstood who God was.
A faith that can be “lost” is no Faith at all.
Randy Alcorn, in his book,”If God is good” wrote “A faith that can’t be shaken is the faith that has been shaken.”
When you have true faith, it will not be lost during crisis but made strong.
James reminds us “For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.”
(James 1:3-4 NLT)
I’m sorry Jesus did not meet your personal expectations, but He is not here to serve you. You are here to serve Him!
The sovereignty of God
Chuck Swindoll defined the sovereignty of God like this: “God is able to do what He pleases, with whomever He chooses, whenever He wishes.”
It’s fine to be sad at times, or not fully understand God’s plan and purposes. I know that I don’t.
It’s even fine to ask God why. I know that I have.
Just as long as you don’t necessarily expect an answer.
Even Jesus, on the cross of Calvary, said to the Father, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” But notice that He said, “My God, My God . . . ”
Cry out to God with your pain, not against Him. He is listening.
And remember this . . . He loves you!