We’ve all made requests to God that didn’t turn out like we had hoped. When that happens, it’s easy to become confused about Him. We start to wonder if He heard us or just said “No” to our prayer. What we are certain of is the anger we feel toward the Lord’s ways.
Many times I have asked why are things this way? Why can this not be easier? What is it going to take for me to get through this ?
If you’re angry with God, tell Him. Lay your heart open before God. Acknowledge that even while you don’t understand what’s happened, you trust He can make everything work out.
It’s important to express our upset emotions to the Lord. But we have to view our circumstances through the lens of God’s grace: everything He does is without fault and is always right. Look at Psalm 30:2, “LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” Rather than ignoring our pain or not sharing our anger with God (which is silly because He already knows), we should confess our anger and seek His healing.
Just as a mother runs to her screaming child, God, the Father, ran to me—His child. I didn’t see Him with my eyes or touch Him with my hands, but I knew He was with me. It comforted me. This encounter with God became a turning point in my healing. I realized God understood my frailties and feelings … and He was big enough to handle them.
Dear Lord, there is so much hurt and anger inside of me at times. I’m giving it to You to heal my hurt. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.