Try Not To Blame God
“In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.” Job 1:22, NKJV.
“It was the first time I got mad at God in my life.” These were the words voiced by a young man who was recently rescued after the sailboat, he and his friend were in, capsized off the shore of South Carolina.
Have you ever been mad at God? Has anything ever happened in your life that made you question the actions or lack of actions of God?
Many question the existence of God while others question the power of God and yet others question the love that God has for people. These questions usually arise during a hardship and many times after a national tragedy such as a deadly hurricane.
We are all human and the feelings of anger with God or disappointment in God may be more common than we think; even in the life of the Christian. Remember, Christians are still human too.
Probably, none of us would have held it against Job had he gotten mad at God after all the tragedies Job experienced in such a short period of time. Not only did Job not get mad at God, he didn’t blame God for all the problems he was facing.
If we question God’s action or the lack of God’s action with a sincere heart to grow from the disappointment we may feel; that is acceptable.
However, to question God’s actions with an attitude of rebellion and total rejection of His actions could mean that we have deeper problems than just questioning the actions of God. It could mean that we have a problem trusting God with our problems and the outcome of those problems that he chooses for us.
Trust in the Lord even when you don’t understand the reasons for the problems and even when you don’t understand God’s reactions to our problems. He always has the best plan for our lives.