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Is it okay to be mad at God?

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December 4, 2019 : Response to last week's topic

Last week, I posed the question, "Is it okay to be mad at God?" Many of you responded and the discussion was great! Now, I'd like to respond via vlog, as we move from blog to vlog in our discussion.

November 27, 2019 : Topic introduction

Is it okay to be mad at God?

I've heard numerous people answer this question in a variety of ways. I would love to hear your response. How we answer this question has profound implications for our journey with Jesus.

Ready. Set. Let the responses fly! 

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Definitely, God understands and has big shoulders.
Personally I have never been mad at God but I think it happens when persons go through a devastating loss. They are so lost, angry, in shock and may lash out at God. God is sad, too, for us when we go through difficult things.
Okay or not being angry with God is probably unavoidable. In my angry time, my mother suffered from Alzheimer's symptoms for over 20 years. In the last several years as I watched her deteriorate so slowly into complete and total helplessness I expressed my opinion to God of the apparent complete uselessness of His allowing her to suffer in such a condition for so long. Then I received an email from a high school classmate that I had not seen for many years. She was a pastor's secretary for years and was visiting the extended care facility where my mother and father were residing. Over a year she had become acquainted with both my parents. In her letter, she described how my father had set an example seen many people over the years of his constant and faithful attention and care that he provided for Mother. It was a witness that God provided to us of how Love actually works. In a moment it was revealed that it is not about me. It was something set before us of a faithful witness that without God is impossible for humans. God sent another person to enlighten me. The anger I held was removed in a second. Is it okay to be mad at God? Probably not but here we are and there is God with Jesus in the middle. Praise the Lord.
Yes, it is okay to be mad at God. First of all, God can handle all of our emotions. He’s got big shoulders and He can take it. As humans we get mad at one another, including a child being mad at their parent(s). God is the Father, sometimes we may feel anger toward Him. The very fact we might get mad indicates a relationship with Him. Given that His desire is to have a relationship with is, I think that God would relish anger as it’s an emotion toward Him indicating there’s belief in Him as opposed to being agnostic.
Look at a couple of Bible stories. Moses got mad at God & God forbid Moses to enter the promise land. Job did nothing wrong & obeyed God but God allowed Satan to try & bring disloyalty between Job & God. Job didn’t kneel to Satan & kept his loyalty toward God. God rewarded Job for his love & obedience. No, I don’t think it is ok to get mad at God. Looking back on my life, it was my human sin that caused my problems.
Yes...in belief. I don’t even know how to say this...i’ve been angry at God at various times throughout my life, but I have always believed that I am a child of God. I think anger can be two-edged; it can bring
you closer to God, or away. The ‘faith part plays a huge role...you either ultimately believe that, even in the depths of anger or despair, God is a loving God who knows way more than you, or you don’t.

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