21…..The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”
22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
Have you ever found yourself angry with God? Maybe you have experienced losing a mate unexpectedly or the loss of a child. Maybe, you’ve lost your only means of income, or you have gone through the disappointment of a divorce. You may have been told, that you have cancer, or you received the news that someone that you love dearly has a severe illness. You may be frustrated over something as simple as not hearing from God after many years of praying over a situation and seeing no change.
Many times in our process of grieving through these difficult times, we become angry. If the anger is held too long we becomes bitter and our tendency is too blame God, after all He has the power to change our situation with just one word. So why doesn’t He?
We feel like we are pushed in a dark corner, isolated from all of those who seem to have a perfect life, where nothing ever goes wrong. Our frustration drives us to the familiar “Why me?” As we bear this load that we were not supposed to bear alone anyway, the weight of it pushes us to almost wish it were someone else besides us going through the agony of it all.
Thus, asking again, “Lord, Why Me”?
Ask yourself if not me then who?
When God allows us to go through painful moments someway, somehow He works through it for his purpose and our good.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Jesus says all things are possible with Thee as He speaks to His Father.
Mark 14:36 (KJV)
36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Therefore, He knew if God so chose to, He could change His course.
However, instead of lashing out in anger and blaming God, while in this agonizing state, he surrendered His will. He says nevertheless, not what I will, but what Thou wilt.
To surrender our will requires faith and trust that God’s plan is perfect even if we don’t understand it. We simply must trust that His love for us will only bring what is best for us.
Jesus has given us the example of a surrendered will.
If you have spent, time angry with God for things that you are hurting over.
Confess to God how you feel, it is all right to share this with Him.
Remember, He is God. He already knows your heart anyway.
Confessing these feelings will help you move forward.
He will still love you, He always has and although you may feel alone you are not alone nor are you forgotten.
Isaiah 49:14-16 (NASB)
14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me.”
15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child. And have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
16 “Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; …..
Nothing that we have gone through in the past or that we will face in the future is bigger than the God we serve. He is able to totally meet our needs and to heal our hurts. Trust that He truly knows best.
Final thought: God is Holy and without sin or blemish. Therefore, His acts do not require forgiveness, everything that He does is motivated by His love for us.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
Job 13:15 (KJV)
15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NIV)
17 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.