Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I stand up;
You understand my thoughts from far away.
You observe my travels and my rest;
You are aware of all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue,
You know all about it, Lord.
Psalm 139:1-4 HCSB
As human beings, we get angry. We get angry with our family, we get angry with our friends, and sometimes we even get angry with our God.
Lately, I’ve been really angry at God. Every day, I find myself asking God why things are the way they are. Unsurprisingly, I feel like my anger is causing my relationship with God to be strained. This is because I’ve stopped turning to God. Too many times, I decide not to read my Bible. I’ve decided to skip Bible study, and worst of all, I’ve stopped praying.
It’s true that when we are angry with someone, we tend to give them the silent treatment to let them know that we are still angry. However, God already knows that we’re angry!
He knows how angry we are, and He knows why we’re angry. And you know what? We need to talk to God the most when we’re angry. That’s when we need to feel His presence, and read His word, and know His perfect love for us!
You can be 100% real with God. Actually, you really have no choice. God already knows your heart. It’s okay to say, “Oh Lord, I’m so angry right now! I don’t understand why (insert reason for being angry). Oh Lord, I feel like You’ve forsaken me. Oh Lord, I need You more than ever right now.”
Lastly, when you’re angry, remember that God loves you so much! He died for you. Every day, He is working miracles in your life; even when it doesn’t feel like it.
Lay your heart before God today and ask Him to take your anger. Push deeper into Him instead of farther from Him.
Guest devotion by Libby Daugherty. Libby is a freshman at the University of Texas. Libby hopes to encourage others, and at the same time, grow in faith in our Lord! Learn how you can become a guest writer.