God Can Take It

You know when you get mad at God? (I assume I’m not the only one.) Things didn’t go the way I wanted or planned. My prayers were not answered the way I thought they should be. People I know are still hurting and the news is not good. Sometimes it feels odd to get mad at God, right? I mean God is the one who loves us and offers us grace and mercy. I feel sheepish when I’m angry at God.

But God can take it. Many of the great stories, prayers and poems in the Bible are about people who question God; they shake their fists at God; they wonder what God is doing, where God is or why God has abandoned them. This Sunday we hear about a man who wrestled with God – Jacob. And he didn’t lose. (Genesis 32)

God welcomes us in all our emotions and questions and fears and struggle and humanity. God wants to be in relationship with us and a true, healthy relationship is filled with ups and downs, good times and difficult times, conflict and restoration. So give God your best and see what God will do with it!

"This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek." Terry Tempest Williams

We’ll be looking for you at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. tomorrow as the Sermon Series on Characters of the Old Testament begins.

Grace be with you,


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