You Make God Angry!

Angry God!

So the other day a lady in the church approached me and said very hesitantly, “Um…can I ask you a question?”

My automatic response was, “Sure. Shoot!”

She then went on to ask a question about faith that had been bothering her. But she felt really uncomfortable asking the question.

After I answered her another question popped into her mind. “Um…can I ask another question?”

Answers kept spawning new questions. Every time she felt bad about asking, as though her very speaking the questions would ruin her salvation.

At that point I told her, “Any god that is not big enough to handle honest questions is not a very big god. My God is so big that he can handle any question we might have about faith.”

It’s true. The Bible is filled with people asking God tough questions. Don’t let atheists and agnostics fool you – Christianity has never been mindless and blind following. Faith is tough stuff. We wrestle with serious and difficult issues – the most important questions humanity has come to faith for answers.

No matter what your question, you won’t offend God. He’s heard them all. He knows how broken we are. In spite of our brokenness he loves us anyway. That’s real love.

So when you wrestle with the tough stuff, it’s okay to ask God, “Why, God? I don’t get it!”

You’ll be in the company of biblical writers and faithful Christian men and women throughout history.

5 Replies to “You Make God Angry!”

  1. Yeah…got a few of those ‘why God’s’ hanging around at the moment. I know I may not actually ever get the answer though – πŸ˜‰ Sometimes it is just the nature of a fallen world that confuses how it all seems like it SHOULD be. Reality is a tough place to be – and we were never told he was going to make it an easy place…just be there in it ?

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  2. Reminds me of a song my sister used to sing back in the 60s.

    How Big is God?
    Written by Stuart Hamblen

    Though men may strive to go beyond the reach of space
    To crawl beyond the distant shining stars,
    This world’s a room so small within my Master’s house
    The open sky’s but a portion of his yard.

    How big is God, how big and wide is His vast domain
    To try to tell these lips can only start,
    He’s big enough to rule His mighty universe
    Yet small enough to live within my heart.

    As winter chill may cause the tiny seed to fall
    To lie asleep till waked by summer’s rain;
    The heart grown cold will warm and trod with life anew
    The Master’s touch will bring the glow again.

    How big is God, how big and wide is His vast domain
    To try to tell these lips can only start,
    He’s big enough to rule His mighty universe
    Yet small enough to live within my heart.

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