Angry or Mad at God? Here’s What To Do
I’m sure you’ve raised your fist and screamed at God in frustration at some point in your life.
Have you ever wondered why we get angry at God? That’s what I want to talk about, because I can assure you that while God allows us to cry out to Him, He doesn’t want us to be stuck in rage towards Him.
1) We don’t get something we want.
When we get angry with God, it’s like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum because Mommy or Daddy won’t let them put their finger in the light socket. Daphne wrote: When we get angry with God, we demonstrate our immaturity, ignorance, and shortsightedness.
2) We get something we DON’T expect.
We wonder why something bad has to happen to someone we love or to ourselves, and we imagine God as a big genie in the sky who should only give us good things and keep the bad from happening to us.
We think God owes us something.
When your brother is diagnosed with cancer and you are unable to obtain the job you desire, it can make you feel as if God does not care about you; we become enraged when we believe God owes us something when he does not owe us anything.
A couple of other reasons:
It’s all too easy to believe we know everything when we only see a small part of the picture; we get angry at God when we see others who claim to know Him but then act hypocritically; it’s all too easy to blame God for other people’s mistakes.
How to get over being mad at God – Know what you can expect from Him.
If we expect God to be our genie in a bottle, we’ll be angry with Him when bad things happen. In the Bible, Jesus says, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.”
So what can we expect from God?
God is a wise father who knows what we need to become the best men and women he has made us to be, and if we trust and believe in Him, we will have peace even in the difficult times. Faith in God is not insurance against hardships. God is a wise father who knows what we need to become the best men and women he has made us to be.
1) Tell him how you feel.
God wants to know what’s going on inside of you, and he wants you to be able to tell him everything.
2) Place the blame for evil on Satan, not on God.
You may be angry with God because he did not prevent the bad from happening to you, but he is not to blame for the bad thing. Jesus says in the Bible, “The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy.”
3) Pray for courage, strength and peace to make it through the day.
Betsy writes, “It’s very difficult, and I have trouble with that at times, but that is my overall goal – to be happy and well cared for.”
What to do when you’re angry with God?
How to Handle Anger Against God
- Consistent Prayer. Rather than feeling distant from God, I felt a closeness and peace from the situation, and had a heart that turned my anger into prayers for peace.
- Praise God for the good He’s done.
How do you talk to God when you are angry?
1) Tell God how you’re feeling. The best thing you can do is tell God what’s bothering you. He wants to know what’s on your mind and heart. God already knows what’s going on inside of you, but He wants you to be able to come to Him with honesty and openness.
How do you pray when you’re angry?
It’s okay to ask God for help, whether you’re angry or hurt, so go to Him and tell Him your frustrations, that you don’t have the energy to keep moving, and that you’re angry and can’t take any more.
What the Bible says about being angry with God?
“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander be put away from you, along with all malice,” says my God. “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.”
Is being angry a sin?
Anger is not a sin in and of itself, but it can quickly lead to sin if it is not controlled. As God told Cain, “Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it” (Genesis 4:7).
How can we make God happy?
Spending time in God’s presence u2014 listening for his voice, thanking and praising him, or reading and contemplating his Word u2014 and how you respond to his answers to your prayers are all ways to make God happy.
Are there any unforgivable sins?
Several passages in the Synoptic Gospels, including Mark 3:28u201329, Matthew 12:31u201332, and Luke 12:10, as well as other New Testament passages like Hebrews 6:4-6, Hebrews 10:26u201331, and 1 John 5:16, specify one eternal or unforgivable sin (blasphemy against the Holy Spirit), also known as the sin unto death.
What is the spiritual root of anger?
Anger is caused by legitimate desires (most of the time) that come to rule us incorrectly, such as love, fear, hope, longing, respect, control, and so on. Natural desires for good things are meant to be kept below our desire to please God.
What are the four root causes of anger?
Identifying the Sources of Anger
- Consider an animal trapped in a corner.
- Shame. When people are disrespected, humiliated, or embarrassed, they frequently react with anger.
- Betrayal. Some of the literature I read while researching anger identified pain or a sense of being hurt as a root cause of that emotion.
What is the sick man’s prayer?
God, help me remember that when someone offends me, it is a sick person. Help me show the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would gladly grant a sick friend. Show me how I can help them. Save me from becoming angry.
How do you pray for a difficult person?
God, Creator of difficult people, grant me the strength, fortitude, wisdom, and equanimity of spirit I need to deal with the difficult people You’ve put in my life.
Why do I get angry when I pray?
It’s not the same as ordinary physical exhaustion in that you’re not aware of it, but you’re low on mental energy.” This may explain why someone who spends a lot of time in prayer every day becomes impatient and angry by the end of the day.
Does God ever get angry?
While God is not human, he does become enraged in response to human behavior, and he has good reason to do so; in fact, God would not be good if he did not have strong reactions to evil and injustice. Divine anger is not the same as human anger.
Is it a sin to question God?
It’s not a sin to have doubts about God; if you have any, look up the scriptures. The good and the bad in life can lead us to a deeper faith and trust in God, which is a blessing for all who believe.
Can someone with anger issues change?
Can Someone with Anger Issues Change? People with anger issues can and do change their behavioral patterns all the timeu2013that’s often the goal of therapyu2013but they can only do so if they make a commitment and put in the effort.