A fellow traveler in this valley of pain writes:
“They say God knew everything about us before we were born; how our
life was going to go; what we were going to have to go through, that’s
what God knew..
Why is it that, when our plates are already full and overflowing there is always more to come? How much can a person take? Yes I am really mad at God right now. I have been through too much..”
GREAT, how refreshingly honest you are. I’ve known so many people who are angry with God but pretend they aren’t.
Did you know that God likes it when you are angry with him? FOR I WISH THAT YOU WERE EITHER HOT OR COLD BUT YOU ARE LUKEWARM SO I WILL VOMIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH. Read Jeremiah 20 he was mad at God and was allowed to write two books of the Bible. Jonah was mad at God, who then listened and talked with him and helped him deal with his feelings by sending an object lesson.
In fact, if someone claims they have never been upset at the way God runs things, I question the reality of their walk with the GOD THAT IS. If I am honest,(a big if) I often experience God as if he is playing cat and mouse with me.
Psalms 73″ Sure God’s ways work for others but not for me I’m totally wiped out.” Doesn’t God know that this life he has given me is just too much for me, or for that matter for anyone?
I Corinthians 10;13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Doesn’t seem that way does it?
Watchman Nee said,” If the lawgiver on the throne gave these laws for us to keep that would have been unjust, but what if he gave these laws for himself to keep through our yielded bodies?” Galatians 2 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
God never intended me to go through my life trying to be strong and trying to put up with the problems he allows. Instead he wants me to become dead to self and let him deal with my problems.
Moment by moment I need to cry I CAN’T; BUT YOU CAN; SO HELP; I THANK YOU FOR THIS; SHOW ME YOUR WILL THEN HELP ME TO GET OUT OF YOUR WAY AND YEILD MYSELF TO YOU.
God gives no grace for us to be strong but does give grace for us to yield to him. ” Lord I can do nothing but if you strengthen me I can be in this situation and let you work your will.
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Whatever we do, whatever we say, as long as we keep love in our hearts and minds how can we go wrong? Didn’t the Lord say it was the most important of all? If we are truly loving one another, we can’t possibly do anything wrong towards each other, ourselves, and our Planet?
Of course, the issue is our definition of “Love”. There is eros which is really just lust and is all about how the other person make me feel, then there is phileo which is liking the other person and enjoying being with them and all the things that make them special, then there is agape which is seeking the other’s best interest even if the more that I love, the less they love me because I tell them the truth that they need to hear or set a limit on them. God is that kind of love and that kind of love does not hurt others or the planet that God gave us to take care of.