I know you have felt frustrated with situations in life; like to the point that you feel like you are drowning or want to pull your hair out. Trust me, I am right with you.
Sometimes getting mad at God and venting to Him is just what you need. Who better to trust with your raw emotions than our loving Father?
What do I mean by picking a fight with God? Who would dare?
“God, why did you allow this to happen?”
“How much longer am I going to have to suffer?”
“Why did this happen?”
These are questions that we have asked, and we aren’t just talking to ourselves. They are pointed at the One who holds all the answers. Sometimes we just don’t understand.
Here is where the big question lies. What can we do when we reach a point where we just don’t know what else to do? I have some things that will help you walk through your time of frustration with a little more ease.
- Go ahead and get upset. Yell. Vent.
It’s okay to get angry, but “don’t sin by letting anger control you. “Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil,” (Ephesians 4:26-27, NLT). God knows your heart. He knows your hurt. Tell Him everything that’s on your mind.
- Look for areas in your life that you are lacking in spiritually.
Ask yourself, “Why am I so angry with God at this?” We are human. We need someone to blame, and sometimes it is easier to just blame God. We follow Him and call ourselves Christian. I know I want to expect a good life, because I am a good woman doing what is right according to the Word of God. Well, life isn’t always fair, but God is. There is a reason you are walking your path and sometimes God just won’t tell you why.
- Journal about the emotions you are experiencing.
Sometimes writing helps to form thoughts that we just can’t do in an outburst of feeling. God created us with emotion and it is good, but we need to be able to express it in a healthy way. Journaling is one of those ways. Your words can be raw and not make much sense, but get them out and read through them. Your words may turn to poetry or lyrics of a song. This is healing.
- Invite God’s strength through His Word and through prayer.
Here are a few verses to get you started. You can journal your prayers and make them more personal.
- Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (NLT)
- Philippians 4:7, “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (NLT)
- Revelations 21:4, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” (NLT)
My hope is that once you have picked your fight with God you will be able to clear your thoughts enough to see that God is still with you through this. You may not understand it right now, but, in time, you have an understanding that surpasses all human understanding. You live through these journeys and learn more than you could even imagine. Be blessed in the journey, friend.