Get angry at God! Sometimes people are reluctant to do this, thinking it’s disrespectful or a sign of doubt. God can handle our anger and welcomes it. God created us to be in authentic relationships with one another and with our God. I’ve never been in a relationship that mattered that didn’t involve some anger. Anger shows that we care what the other person does and that we are invested in that relationship enough to fight for it. When we get angry with God instead of just walking away, we communicate that our relationship with God matters.
Keep asking that question, “Where are you, God?” Yell, scream, cry, and demand answers. As you do, know that God isn’t going anywhere. Your anger will never be too much for God. It will only draw God closer to you. God is there in the midst of your questioning.
This message is excerpted from “Always a child of God” by Jane Schuchardt with Meredith Lovell Keseley in the May 2021 Gather magazine.
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