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Do you ever find yourself angry at God? In the course of life, when something happens that you don't like, or when something doesn't happen that you want to happen, how do you react?

Sometimes things happen in life that cause us to get angry at God. Anger is a human emotion, but it can lead to sin. Ephesians 4:26 says, "Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger" (NASB).

If I get angry at my husband, I cannot let it stay bottled up inside. It will, like a wound that is not properly cared for, get infected. Not only will the wound itself hold infection, but the infection can spread to the rest of the body. In a relationship, anger that is not dealt with will begin to poison the relationship as a whole. If my relationship with my husband needs that kind of care, what would make me think that my relationship with God doesn't?

When you come to a place in your life where you just can't understand why God is doing or not doing something, the worst thing you can do is to hold it in your mind and let it fester. So what do you do about it?
The first place to start is to talk with God. And it doesn’t have to be a nice, churchy prayer. Tell Him what you think and feel about the situation. Even yell if you feel the need. But when you're done saying your piece, take some time and listen. He listened to you; now you need to listen to Him. Close your eyes. Remember that you're not listening with your ears necessarily, but with your spirit. Ask Him for some answers, or at least some reassurance. Sometimes we want answers but what we really need is reassurance. A reminder of who God is and that He has our best in mind, even when it doesn't seem like it.

If you're still having a difficult time with the situation in your life, it might be time to bring in a third person. In a marriage, if there are difficulties the spouses can't resolve together, they bring in a third person, whether it is a minister or a marriage counselor. If you're having trouble dealing with your anger toward God, meet with your minister or a godly friend and tell them how you're feeling. Let them look at the situation and talk to God on your behalf. Sometimes other people can see a situation more clearly and hear God more clearly than you can in the middle of your troubles.

Have you ever found yourself angry at God? How did you work through it?

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