Today I received a message from someone who said they were mad with God. They’re at their wits end, and feel God has let them down. In my response, I wanted them to know that it’s okay to be mad with God (they are not wrong for feeling this way). I understand what it is to have God lead you on a particular path and to be disappointed because you feel as though God has not come through for you. My heart went out to this individual because I’ve been there too.
I want to encourage someone today that is going through something so heavy that they’re mad with God because it feels like He’s left them.
Know that God has not forsaken you. Even when bad things happen in life, God has not left you. It’s His promise to you to never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). The same bible verse encourages you to be strong and of good courage, to not fear or be afraid because He goes with you where you are.
Low on Faith
I’ve learned that being mad at God usually stems from an encountered hardship. You believe God has led you to do a particular task, your faith is tested, and now it appears God has abandoned you. I want to address that. I’ve discussed in detail why God allows suffering and bad things to happen. Please take a moment to read it because it may be beneficial to you. However, I will add that when life isn’t going just as you’ve planned or hoped, it’s important to build your faith and trust God during the process.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. You have to build your faith. Why do I stress this? Not only is it impossible to please God without it, but you also need to strengthen yourself in the Lord. Faith doesn’t take away issues, but it will certainly help you to better navigate difficult situations. One way to build your faith is to renew your mind through the Word of God. Build your faith because this is where your strength and endurance will come from.
Weary in Trusting God
Sometimes the weight of life is so heavy that it generates such an anger against God. I can recall times where I’ve contemplated bad thoughts about God because I just couldn’t fathom or comprehend why God allowed me to go through certain situations. Especially when I was praying and trusting Him to get me through. However, I’ve learned that oftentimes, it’s not until later that you gain insight as to why you had to endure a particular situation.
Know that you are not a bad person for honestly being mad or upset with God. However don’t stay there! Encourage yourself in the Lord. The Bible says, “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning” (Psalms 30:5). Life experiences has taught me that there are seasons for everything. Know that what you’re going through is that, a season. Your current season of difficulty will not last always.
God I’m Angry at You: Final Words
I pray the word of God over you which states “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). The harvest you reap from enduring is the joy that shall come in the morning. Don’t give up! God is there and He is working it out for you.
God has given me messages of hope concerning difficult situations, hardships and suffering. I’ve received a few replies saying it spoke to their situation and has given them strength to move forward. I encourage you to read: Why God allows Suffering and Bad Things to Happen and When Life is Hard and Difficult. If you have time, I also encourage you to read Trusting God When You Don’t Understand too. Perhaps there’s something deeper happening that God wants us to know.
I pray you shall walk in courage, strength and endurance. May God bring about a rest in your spirit – rest from stressing and worrying – as you continue to trust him through this journey. Blessings!
Photo Credit: Lara Schneider (changes made).