by Randy Chambers, 2015-12-09
Romans 9:20, NIV: But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?'"
It has been said that it is ok to be angry with God, or to question Him, because, “He is big enough to take it.” That He is. And He is more than able to forgive and forget all of our shortcomings. But, is it a shortcoming to be angry with God, or to question His intentions? Not everyone would agree. If I believe that God is Sovereign, then who am I to question His intentions? If I believe that God has my best interest at heart, then why should I be angry or question His intent? If I believe that God is Holy and in Him is no wrong, then for what reason would I for a moment look at him as I do sinful humanity; as though He could ever be deserving of judgment or criticism? God is faithful, just, holy, and so much more. When I consider Who God is, and when I consider my own imperfections in how I perceive Him, and His will; I find it irrational to trust my perceptions over His Person. In such times as I doubt, it seems best to let go of how I think things should be, and simply cling to Him with a child-like faith. It is hard for anger against Him to rise from such a heart.