Are/were you angry with God for whatever reason? This sounds awkward and far-fetched. I know. I also know it’s a topic most of us would rather shy away from. But the reality is a lot of us get upset with God on a regular and take it as far as not wanting to talk to Him for the period.
You know I’m saying the truth .
Since you’re not willing to confess, I will start from my corner of the world. Recently I found myself frustrated about certain things. And wait for this – I was mad at God. Why? Because I felt He could have done something about my frustrations but He didn’t — or He hadn’t .
As you might have guessed, during that period the last thing on my agenda was ‘prayer’, like “pray fire”.
While still upset, I grabbed my Bible for whatever reason and opened it.
Let me tell you a secret (I’m digressing a little now. Forgive me). Even when I am frustrated and don’t want to talk to God, I find myself still reading the Bible. *in Joyce Meyers voice* I’m addicted .
Anyways, I was still pretty angry and was very much doubting God’s faithfulness — then I ran into these verses: Jeremiah 15:18-21
Interestingly, verse 18 was like The prophet’s “book of lamentation” so to speak…Buhaha (or outburst if you like).
“Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you be to me like a DECEITFUL BROOK, like WATERS that FAIL and are UNCERTAIN?”.
When I read this verse, I stopped like ” gosh, you could take out Jeremiah’s name and put my name”. Because that was exactly how I felt at the time , so you could imagine my interest was stirred.
Then I realized verse 19 was even much more interesting:
“Therefore thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah]: If you return [and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair], then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety…and if you separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness….”
Me: hmmm .
In summary, God’s command to Jeremiah’s “wailing” was simple “if you give up this MISTAKEN tone of distrust and despair…if you would cleanse your own heart from UNWORTHY and UNWARRANTED SUSPICIONS CONCERNING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS then I’d deliver you out of the hands of the wicked”. Somebody say “then” . Lol.
I’m assuming you know those eye-popping aha moments when you find a scripture that speaks to your heart? That was the kind of moment I had.
And after reading the above, I knew that like Jeremiah, God expected me to follow the same command and rid myself of unwarranted suspicions concerning His faithfulness. Because only then would He step into my matter.
So back to you, are you mad at God too? . Then God’s command to Jeremiah is applicable to you as well. Heed and watch Him “…deliver you out of the hands of the wicked, and…redeem you out of the palms of the terrible and ruthless tyrants”. Jeremiah 15:21.
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