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Is it okay to be angry with God?


September 23, 2007

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Visitor Comments: 81

(80) Anonymous, April 16, 2012 10:24 PM

Zach is right, Jews believe everything that happens to a person was orchestrated by G-D for that person's best, in order for that person to accomplish their mission in life. If you truly believe this, then there's no reason to be angry with G-D. If your not at that level yet, that's okay. Just remember that G-D is our father in heaven and wants us to talk to him. If your angry at G-D, talk to him. Sometimes His answer is no. (also see "Lori's almost live" video on Being angry at G-D.)

(79) Anonymous, April 13, 2011 2:35 AM

Keep calling out!

G-d must really have faith in you if He is giving you such diffucult challenges!

(78) sara, August 3, 2010 7:35 PM

For the love of the Mitzvah

It made me cry

(77) Katherine, May 24, 2009 1:55 AM

yelling at God in anger and defeat

I remember the day I stood in my backyard, so far beyond my ability to bear another test of faith that just kept coming day after day, year after year with no end and no relief, and I don't know what happened, but I looked to the heavens and I screamed at God (and I mean screamed)"WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING??? WHY ARE YOU NOT HELPING ??? EVEN JOB HAD ONLY A TEST FOR A FEW YEARS, NOT FOR 3 DECADES??? WHERE ARE YOU GOD??? WHY HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME???" You know, until that moment I had gone to God with every moment of my life, good & bad, trusting & believing that he was there and listening and caring what happened to each hair of my head. For my whole life I had studied the scriptures, had faithfully attended church and gone to Bible College so I could serve Him better, had without question been there for anytime He needed me and had served without question, had faced the poverty and starvation and uncertainty of living without question, and in those experiences still was there for others needs first and I never thought twice about it. But in that moment, in that evening, I could take no more and the frustration became anger and I yelled at God ... my best friend, my Father. I changed that night. I finally spoke the feeling of betrayal that I had carried a long time, and it was a relief. But I also lost my faith that night. The centre of my world, now was in question. Was anyone even there? So now here it is, 6 years later, and I have no faith and that is a very empty thing, because too gone is hope, and with that came spiritual death. When I had faith, there was always the hope no matter what. So is it wrong to be angry with God? I think yes, for me it was.

Becky, November 20, 2011 8:13 PM

I feel your pain

Dearest Katherine, I have felt angry before too and sometimes it makes you question but if it makes you question who are you angry at? If there is noone there then it just happened by itself than its just a matter of chance.... Sometimes the very basis of why and what makes us believe is faulty and now 6 years SIX YEARS later if you are still carrying around that anger and doubt you have to question your self what made you beleive in first place did you really beleive at all?? I really think that at this point you shoudnt just let it go... search... question... seek answers... YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF!!!! And you will get there if you are really looking for God he will reveal himself to you in the most profound ways!!

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