I’ve been mad at God before. Maybe you have as well. This is not a post about whether getting mad at God is okay or not. I’m writing to those who can be honest with themselves and admit that it happens from time to time. Really is, you might actually be mad at Him right now.
What I’ve come to understand over the years is that most anger, disappointment, frustration, or questioning directed at God comes from a momentary belief that He doesn’t have our best in mind – He’s holding out on us.
So “if” you’ve ever been there here’s a reminder.
Romans 8:32 (NIV)
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Now I’m a father, and you’re crazy if you think I’d ever, ever give any of my kids for you. I don’t care how much I like you.
I don’t want you to gloss over this. So take a second and slow your mind down before you continue reading.
God did. One of the most well-known verses in the Bible is, for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son.
You have to let this sink in. God gave His most precious possession. God did the unthinkable. Paul is wanting to be very clear that the last thing God wants to do is hold out anything good from us. The real question might be, is my definition of good and God’s definition of good the same?
If God was willing to give His best for us on the cross, then that hasn’t changed today and it won’t change tomorrow. God is good and always will be whether we understand what we’re going through or not.
I’m not saying this will always be easy. But whenever you feel like life is not going the way you think or God has abandoned you, look straight to the cross. The cross is a constant reminder of God’s love and faithfulness.