In book two of the series, DULCET, the main character becomes angry with God. She is very young at the time and is having difficulty dealing with a major upheaval in her life at the time. But her anger is real, and there are a number of consequences because of it. Over time her anger dwindles and, as she matures, understanding replaces it.
Have you ever been mad at God? I know I have and on more than one occasion. Even though I am aware that such a feeling is pointless, there are times when I can’t help it.
I’ve repeatedly been told, and I do believe, that God cares for me personally. If you are a Christian, then you have likely heard the same thing. But aren’t there times when it just doesn’t seem that way? While we know that the enemy is out there working against us, stirring up these feelings, I’m pretty sure that sometimes, we’re just in the wilderness, the desert, being forced to wait. The problem is, I’m the impatient sort, so that doesn’t make me any less angry.
As you can see, I’m being blatantly honest here. I think that the phrase, “We can’t know God’s plan.” is meaningless noise. We have his plan; it’s in the Bible. So, why He goes out of His way to make us feel abandoned? I think that the answer might be in Job.
Flat out, Job is the unfortunate victim of a bet between God and the devil. And when the poor guy has the temerity to finally say, “Enough, just kill me already!” God comes back with, “Who do you think you are?! What do YOU know about anything? Where were you when I set all of this in motion?” Job tells Him that He’s right, and is given much more than he lost.
We make the choices that usually put us in the situations where we become angry. I don’t think that we’re all just chips in a cosmic Keno game. I believe that it’s okay for us to be angry but remember He IS God, He’s still in control, not us.
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