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Did you ever become angry with God for something bad that occured in your life?

If so how do you heal and "get past it"?

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I suggest rephrasing in an objective manner, such as asking for Biblical ways to deal with anger towards God. – El'endia Starman Aug 31 '11 at 4:21
Well, I'm sorry to say this but this site is not the place to ask these questions. Also, see:… – El'endia Starman Aug 31 '11 at 4:24
@leeand00 If you have questions like this I suggest you find a good bible based church and find a mentor there. You seem to have many good questions but some would seem to go beyond the scope of an internet site. – James Khoury Aug 31 '11 at 4:45
As it's currently worded, this is not a good fit for this site. It's a poll asking for a list of personal experiences. That isn't very comparable with a secular site with a focus on canonical question/answers. We aren't trying to make this a church of a place for the Spirit to work (although I believe he can), we are trying to make the best of the format being offered. – Caleb Aug 31 '11 at 14:56
People from biblical times got angry at God, too. This can easily be reworded to ask for a good biblical, doctrinal perspective. – Richard Dec 15 '11 at 15:03

When I hear this, I think of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10:

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

When bad things happen to you, God allows it so that you can recognize your limits and turn to him. To get past anger at God, try to keep an eternal perspective: remember that what happens to you in this life is only temporary, and it will be over once you die, but how you choose to deal with it can have eternal repercussions. You'll find that turning to the Lord and letting Him help you turn your weakness into strength is more constructive (and far less emotionally stressful!) than being angry at Him.

Probably the best advice I ever heard on this subject came from my mother, when I was very young. She taught me, "instead of asking 'why does this bad thing happen to me?', we can learn more and grow more by asking 'what am I supposed to be learning from this experience?'". And I've always remembered that.

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What am I supposed to be learning from this experience? Hmm that's a tough one, but I'll give it some thought. Good stuff thanks @Mason. – leeand00 Aug 31 '11 at 4:45
@leeand00: Give it some thought, and also some prayer. (See James 1: 5-6) – Mason Wheeler Aug 31 '11 at 4:51

First you recognize that God understands when and why you are angry with him.

Next you read the book of Job and realize the God is sovereign and may do with his creatures as he sees fit, and is not required to answer to his creation:

Job 38:1 ff and 40:6 ff

1 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. 5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?


6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm: 7 “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

8 “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself? 9 Do you have an arm like God’s, and can your voice thunder like his?

Then you consider:

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Then you wrestle with this for a loooong time, until you get to a place where you look past these temporal circumstances and realize:

Ecc 12:13

13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.

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