Happy Sunday: On Being Angry With God…Do we actually get to do that?

  Here are some interesting and wise discussions about those times when we have taken hard knocks in life and are afraid to express our anger at God. Amazingly, even atheists get angry at God! 

“It appears that anger towards God is a synonym for disbelief in God.”

     “… ‘anger towards God,’ instead of being a sign of disbelief or disrespect, is one of the first steps towards a deeper, more fulfilling and trusting relationship with God.”

Dér Stépanos Dingilian, Ph.D.

http://www.hopeforfamily.org/godandanger.html

“… She spoke of anger directed at doctors or at family members, and her audience nodded in understanding. But when she said that people sometimes grow angry with God, a murmur of protest arose. “Why not?” she asked softly. “God can take it.” What sweet permission she gave me! I sometimes find myself raging at God-and feeling guilty and ashamed about it. But God can indeed take it. The divine heart is infinitely patient and forgiving.”

“In a tale from Jewish folklore, a believer addresses God on the eve of Yom Kippur, Israel’s annual celebration of human repentance. He recites to God the great suffering endured by virtuous members of his community. And he offers a deal: “If you forgive us, we will forgive you.”

God constantly holds out forgiveness to us.

Now and then we have to return the favor. And making up, they say, is the sweetest part of a lovers’ quarrel.”

Funeral Services Provider

http://funeralservicesprovider.com/blog/index.php/2011/04/22/being-angry-with-god-at-a-time-of-suffering-or-loss-2/

Even atheists get specifically angry at God, according to a “scientific” study….

“A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is said to show that virtually everyone feels anger towards God at various points in their lives, especially after the loss through death of a loved one, or a diagnosis with a serious illness. The interesting thing is that this includes self-professed unbelievers in God. In fact, according to this study, they get angrierat God than do believers.”

“Angry at God? Get in line (with athiests)” The Cinch Review


   “When people trust that God cares about them and has positive intentions toward them, even if they can’t understand what those intentions or meanings are, it tends to help to resolve anger,” she said.

Elizabeth Landau, CNN Health

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/01/anger-at-god-common-even-among-atheists/

GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN. A  VERY SWEET VIDEO.

AND THERE ARE LYRICS FOR SINGING ALONG!

Life is easy when you’re up on the mountain
And you’ve got peace of mind like you’ve never known.
But then things change and you’re down in the valley.
Don’t lose faith for you’re never alone.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He’ll make it right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

You talk of faith when you’re up on the mountain.
Oh but the talk comes easy when life’s at its best.
But it’s down in the valley of trials and temptation
That’s when faith is really put to the test.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He’ll make it right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He’ll make it right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

“God On The Mountain” words and music by Tracy G. Dartt

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