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Does God get upset at us if we get angry at Him? I admit I do occasionally, but people in the Bible sometimes got angry at God, so maybe it doesn't matter. What's your opinion?


A:

Have you ever asked yourself exactly why you get angry at God? The reason is obvious: God isn’t doing things the way you want Him to. It may be something big or something relatively minor — but your reaction is the same: You don’t like what God is doing (or not doing).

But what we really are saying when we get angry at God is that we know better than He does what ought to be happening. I think, for example, of Jonah in the Old Testament. God told him to go to his nation’s enemies and preach God’s Word to them so they’d repent — but Jonah refused. Eventually he did go — after God delivered him from the great fish that swallowed him — and he preached the message God gave him.

But when those enemies repented and were delivered from God’s judgment because of his preaching, Jonah became angry at God. He hated those people and didn’t want them to repent and be saved; instead, he wanted God to destroy them. The Bible says, “Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry…. But the Lord replied, ‘Have you any right to be angry?'” (Jonah 4:1,4). God rebuked him for his anger, because Jonah wanted his will to be done instead of God’s.

God loves us, and His way is always best — whether we understand it or not. Make Christ the center of your life, and then ask God to help you trust Him in every situation and believe His way is best. The Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

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2 Comments

  1. Indu Rai says:

    I think God id our father. He love us so much and never wants our harm.He never thinks and does any thing unwell for us.So we do not have to get angry with our heavenly Father as far as possible.But we are very closest to Him and we think that He does not take action when we get angry with Him when we do not get our expected answer from Him.But it is like our innocence in front of Him. Simply as a pampered child gets angry and cries out to his /her parents when his demand is not fulfilled.It is the same thing according to my concept. I also get angry with God but it is holy or spiritual anger when i do not get answer from Him according to my will.It is our childish ignorance or folly,God knows our heart.But better not to get angry.

  2. Dora Gifty Enti says:

    am really touched cos God’s will is far better than our will all we need to do is always wait on God’s will to be done in every thing we do