Summary: It seems as though before you get out of one mess you find yourself in another. So what do you do when you get angry with God.
“When We Get ANGRY with God”
Psalms 34 : 15 – 22
People say that you can’t do that, they say he is God and you can’t get angry with him, that’s taboo, sac religious, and dangerous; however, we do it anyhow. We get angry with God.
For example: if someone, a love one, has been taken out of this life at a young age we question God on how and why he let that happen, When we see children being born in this world everyday, and before they can really take their first good breaths they have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, we begin to question God and say Lord how could you let this happen. When our lives are going the way we planned our dreams are coming true, you are doing what God said do and then all of a sudden it gets turned upside-down and you begin to see all of your dreams fading fast before your eyes you don’t understand what is happening so we get angry with God and begin to question him with why God did you allow what happened to happen.
We have the belief that happiness is a life of trouble-free living and because we have an incorrect perception of God when troubles come our way, we feel that God has failed or let us down because we are not happy with our current situation. We try to have God work within our expectations and when he does not meet our expectations and does not answer our prayers we get angry with him and begin to blame him for not listening and caring and not performing up to our own selfish expectations, but I find in the Bible in James 4:3 he says “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts". It’s not that God doesn’t care or that he’s not listening, but because we expect God to perform according to the wishes and expectations we have set forth in our own carnal minds and because of this we are caught in a negative feed-back loop. A negative feed-back loop is this, because we have the wrong concept of God and because he has not performed to our own selfish expectations we get angry with him causing our concept of him to fail, causing us to get angry with him, causing our concept of him to fail, causing us to get angry with him, it’s a continuous cycle of negative emotions
The perception that we have of God is one that is fleshly based (we believe that God desires us to be happy and since he desires us to be happy I will drive a Jaguar, live in a big house, have prestige and popularity, hold a leadership office in the church and the devil will never be on my back.) this is the concept and expectations we believe God to work in, but the Bible says happy is the man that suffer for righteousness (1 Peter 3:14) and happy is the man that endureth (James 5:11), never once does it say happy is the man that has it all together, why because it’s not an accurate concept of God. 1 Peter 4:12-13 says “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ suffering: that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy”.
We must understand that happiness or what we perceive to be happiness is conditional, as long as everything is going the way I want it to go I’m happy, but when I have joy in the Holy Ghost, regardless of my circumstances, I got a feeling everything is going to be alright, why because of my concept of who God is.
It is impossible to have an accurate concept of God in a fleshly realm, because an accurate concept of God is spiritually discerned not intellectually or physically ascertained. Once you spiritually discern the true concept of God and who God is in the spirit, your spirit will inform your mind (your intellect) and your mind will inform your body (your physical), but because we have the wrong concept of God when things make us unhappy and our lives are not going the way we want them to go we get angry with God.
Before I go on let me give the definition of angry: Angry according to the dictionary means” to have a strong feeling of displeasure”. It does not mean to give God a piece of your mind or to curse God out, that’s not angry that’s stupid, but to be angry is to have a strong feeling of displeasure and dissatisfaction. Now how many of you have ever gotten angry with God?