It’s easy to be mad at God. There are multiple opportunities every day to blame God and distance yourself from Him.
I don’t know why life is this way. I suppose a theologian would say it’s because we live in a fallen world. It’s imperfect, so there are naturally going to be situations every day that we’re unhappy with.
And since God is omnipotent, He’s the one to blame for all our troubles, right?
That’s the trap so many of us fall into, myself included.
Even though I know it’s wrong, I still often blame God for the little annoyances of life. Like when I went into a restaurant recently to pick up a carryout order and only grabbed one of the two bags I was supposed to get.
I thought to myself, Why couldn’t God have prompted me somehow that there was another bag I needed to pick up?
I mean, that’s a logical thought, isn’t it? He knew I was only picking up one of the bags. He could have whispered to me to double-check that I got everything, couldn’t He?
Certainly, He could have done that. But He didn’t. I don’t know why, other than that He was using the situation as a teaching tool of some sort. Perhaps He wanted me to learn something from the experience or to grow my faith.
Maybe he was hoping that I would indeed have the thought that He could have prompted me about the second bag, but that I would then remember that it doesn’t matter because He is all good.
Alas, this isn’t what happened, because I found myself questioning Him and His ways.
But, at least I eventually did come to the conclusion that He is good, even though it took me a while. I’m a work in progress for sure.
What about you? Do you blame God when things don’t go exactly as you think they should?
If you do, why not just go ahead and accept His goodness now, without waiting? Cut out all the steps in the middle and realize that He loves you and is looking out for you.
I believe that’s what He’s hoping you’ll do.