Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mad at God

Sometimes you get mad at God.
There are many times where life is unfair. There are times when it is beyond unfair, it just seems plain mean. Babies and children are taken WAY to early from their wonderful, loving parents. Other children are left to suffer with abusive ones. Those same, abusive parents are blessed with child after child after child, and “good” parents are not. Half of a state is burned to a crisp when all that it would take to stop it is just one, good rain.
This is where a lot of people are justly (maybe?) mad at God. This is where some even lose faith, saying, if God really loved me, why would He allow things like this to happen to me (or someone I love)? That’s a hard question to answer, and most of the time, it isn’t answered.
As Christians, we know there to be some things that will never change. 1) The earth is full of sin. Because of this sin, bad things happen. Because of this sin, this world and everything in it is not perfect, and we have to deal with that every second of every day. 2) There are two measures of good- God’s measure, and the world’s. The world says if you have enough money, enough stuff, you’re beautiful, have a family with good kids, you should be happy. God says if you have HIM, that is enough to have “peace beyond understanding”. It is this peace that is the key to being able to deal with first one.
We know that God loves us, and that everything that happens, ultimately happens for good. When He is involved, there is always something for our own good. It may be more like “veggies good for us” than “ice cream make us happy good for us”. We may never know exactly how good those veggies are for us, and why, if they are so good for us, they can’t taste just a little more like ice cream. There is good going on that we can’t always see, and just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. It is that knowledge that gives us peace in the most dire of situations.
So, even though we get mad because we have to eat our veggies, we still eat them. And that’s ok, because they still get eaten. We can eat our veggies kicking and screaming, or enjoy them for the blessings and good that they are (green and all).
Even though you may get mad at God, it is important to never give up on Him, and never forget that He still loves you.