‘Angry at God’ by Joni Eareckson Tada

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Joni Eareckson Tada on Doubting God’s Goodness

Excerpts:

“Although so many so-called Christian therapists will try to convince you that it’s okay to lay it all out and vent your anger against God full force.  Some will even tell you that you need to forgive God…  friend that is the wrong advice.  Never cast aspersions on His character; never talk behind His back; never sow seeds of discord about Him among others – not only does it dishonor the Lord, but it’ll definitely make things worse for you… much worse.”

“…at the first hint of fear or doubt or anger I rehearsed in my mind everything I had ever learned about His sovereignty:  God is good, He always has my best interests at heart; He is kind and merciful and He doesn’t take His hands off the wheel of my life for a nanosecond.  He’s in control and He’s got reasons for allowing this.”

“I had to recognize my limited ability to understand God’s ways.  Look, like you I have a finite and very fallen mind that is simply incapable of comprehending God’s dealings with man.  I had to recognize I’m not responsible for figuring out God; only for knowing, trusting and pleasing Him.”

“Finally, when tempted to be angry at God, you don’t need to settle for being a cold stoic or hot-headed blasphemer.  God has opened the door for you to lament, to bring to Him your doubts and questions, wisely, honestly, and in humility.  He bends His ear to His suffering people – and He’s waiting to hear from you today.”

Click here to read: ‘Angry at God’ by Joni Eareckson Tada

http://www.joniandfriends.org/

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