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.”
4) Trust that God will use a hardship for something beyond what you can see.
Over time, you may be able to see more clearly how God used your trial for good if you ask God for understanding. After many trials, I learned that it is best to accept what God has done and believe it is for my good, whether I like it or not.
5) Get involved in other people’s lives.
Yevgenia believes that the best way to find joy and peace in the midst of life’s difficulties is to become involved in other people’s lives, to take an interest in other people’s circumstances, and to share in their joy and pain as well as their pain.
6) Decide to have a relationship with God.
Trials provide us with an opportunity to build our faith in a way that nothing else can, according to the Bible. How have you dealt with your own personal anger toward God? I’d love to hear from you.
What do you say to someone who is angry at God?
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.
What do you do if you are 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.
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.”
Can you pray while 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.
Does God 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 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).
What to do when you’re disappointed with God?
Turning around and walking back the way you came is the simplest way to regain your bearings; the same is true for your faith journey. If you have come to a point where you have only found disappointment, ask God for help and strength, and “turn back” to when you first felt that way.
Which prophet was angry with God?
Jonah’s rage boiled over after God failed to destroy Nineveh, and he became even more enraged when God took the plant away from him.
Why should I pray if God doesn’t answer?
Takeaway: God always answers prayers, even when the answer is no; we don’t always get what we want because God wants us to be self-sufficient; rather than using God as a crutch, he wants to know if we still have faith even when he doesn’t give us what we want.
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.
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.
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.
How do Muslims deal with anger?
Say A’oodhu billahi minash shaytaannir rajeem in Arabic and relax; don’t get tense or stressed out. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “If a man gets angry and says, ‘I seek refuge with Allaah,’ his anger will go away.”