Summary: God desires to hear our frustrations even at Him. The psalms are all about questiong God. But we need to aks, we need to know that God loves us enough to be honest. Don't live this life pretending trials and pain don't exist. God can handle our pain and Y
Have you ever been mad at God? Most of us have because in a sense at times we lose the light to our path. We start to get into trouble in this life when we try to figure out where God is taking us. We get into a vicious cycle of “Since this happened God must be doing this” or “since I didn’t get this job this must be what He wants”. Satan loves when we try to figure out God. Because then out focus is on us and not others. Many problems in this life come from our own selfish desires.
If we could figure out God He would not be God!!! So why do we spend countless hours fretting about our future? The farther we are from Jesus the more control we desire. The closer we are to Jesus the more we see His love for us. The more we see that our lives our in His hands and His will for our lives is perfect. Sometimes we see men that are wicked succeed (in a worldly sense) and sometimes we see the righteous suffer (in a worldly sense). When we question this we are trying to figure out Gods scales for justice. In essence we are questioning God. I have questioned God for many years. Why did He take my dad when I was 13, why did I smoke that joint and it ruined many aspects of my life, why did our son get Autism, why, why, why? My problem and yours with God will always be an issue
WHEN WE TRY TO MAKE THIS WORLD HEAVEN.
No wonder we are frustrated with the plans we see. We see injustice but we don’t see behind the scenes. At Disney World there is a whole city underneath the Magic Kingdom. People are changing clothes; making outfits and doing all the work to make everything above ground go according to plan. I am sure it looks like chaos underneath so on top all we see is a smoothly functioning theme park. In this life we equate joy with being in control. We want to make sure we have all the parts and pieces going in the right direction as that will ensure safety for us.
I hate to tell you but there is no safety in this world no matter how secure your future looks. I don’t care how much money you have, how secure your job, your health or your future it can all evaporate in an instant, YES and instant.
The next verse is at the end of the book of Job. After all the questions and concerns God finally answers Job and his friends. This is just part of what God says:
Job 38:35-41 “Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, “Here we are”? Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind? Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip the water jars of the heavens when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together. Do you hunt prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket? Who provides food for the raven when it’s young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?”
There are about 100 other verses that talk about the power of God in Job. Even though the lion hunts God brings the lion it s prey. Don’t ever be so arrogant that you think all your hard work, long hours and playing politics will get you the next big deal or the next championship. We do what we can with the talents God gave us BUT