50 Lessons - #8

Each week, I'll post a lesson (maybe two) and share my thoughts on how it resonates in my own life.  Perhaps you would like to join along.  Sharing in the comments, or posting on your own blog, and then sharing that link with us here.  I think this book would make an excellent choice for a book club, or the lessons used as retreat topics.  So let's just consider this a cyber book club of sorts.  Ok?  Great! 

©Ann Marie ~ 2012

Life Lesson #7 - It's Okay to Get Angry with God.  He Can Take It.

How many of us are willing to admit we've been angry with God?  I mean really pissed off.  So mad that we declare, "That's fine, I'll make it on my own.  I don't need God."

I know I have.  With age, and greater wisdom, I no longer really get angry with God, as much as frustrated with what I perceive as a lack of paying attention on God's part.  I mean, sometimes I talk and talk and talk, and still nothing.  No hint of what I should do or how I should feel.  Throw me a freakin bone here God! 

But I know that God doesn't solve our problems or keep us from having to deal with life's bumps and bruises. God spares none of us sickness, heartache and death.  These are simply part of the human experience.  Part of living.  What God does do, is love us.  Listens to us.  Is there when we need to cry.  Watches over us as we pick ourselves up after falling. And is there for all the good times, laughter, love and triumphs in our lives.  

When life hurts though, and you find yourself feeling a little angry with God, it's okay.  He can take it. 

Ann Marie