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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Am I Angry with God?


We have been seeing a world in trouble; people everywhere are suffering. I suspect there is quite a bit of anger in many of us and this anger may be directed to God. After all, God could make things better. If we are angry with God, can we turn to Him and trust Him? Father Bill Barry suggests that we need to let God know how we feel and give Him a chance to respond. He suggests looking at Psalm 10 to see if it helps you to speak to God about the way you feel.
"Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor- let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
For the wicked boast of the desires of their heart, those greedy for gain curse and renounce the Lord....

They think in their heart, "God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it."
Rise up, O Lord, O God, lift up your hand; do not forget the oppressed."

Sometimes the best thing we can do in prayer is tell God how angry we are with the rich getting richer and the poor, poorer. And so many dying now and leaving children without parents, and parents without children during this pandemic. Why is all this happening? And so we cry out to God and this is prayer. We need to express what we feel. We also need to listen to God who speaks to us in so many ways, if we are attentive and really wanting to listen to Him.

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