“Harass these hecklers, God, punch these bullies in the nose.” Psalm 35.1
The call came at six p.m. A new report is due, we drafted it up, no time to review it with you so we sent it in. Even before the caller completed the sentence, my temperature approached the boiling mark. I patiently waited for the complete story. Request at two, deliverable due at three, no explanation of the purpose or potential use. My senses were way beyond boiling!
“Why,” I scream at God? “Either you take care of it or I will! This is my life you know. You are my protector, my guardian, right? I heard your voice this morning, followed it, and this is what I get?
Before the angry words died on my lips, I remembered three things.
Fact: God spoke this morning and gave me a special promise that I would experience during the day. The odds were not good but I walked out in faith. True to his word, the promise came true. The result surpassed anything I could have imagined! Should I doubt he is in control?
Lesson: Being angry at life events is ok; being angry with God is pointless! God loves and does what is best for me. I see him work, experience his grace; so what evidence do I have to doubt his actions when bad things happen? Is there anything tangible to suggest that he is not true to his word? Not in my life!
The solution is to follow David’s model. Take my anger and desire for God to act and place it at God throne. I can leave it there in faith that he will work his will in all things.
Next Step: Being free from anger, remember what God continues to do and move out in faith. My primary purpose is to know God and share this experience with others as nurture to their God walk.
I remember and I fall back into his presence. Just like David. God’s in charge, we just need to be with him.