Why have you rejected us forever, O God? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture? Psalm 74:1

Ever feel that way? Ever feel that God just isn’t on your side? Of course, we all have those feelings because life sometimes is just not fair. When Jesus hung on the cross, he felt that way, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). The Son of God felt that way (and he ultimately knew how it would end!!)

Wanting to lash out at God at all the unfairness and evil in the world is a powerful emotion that all of us possess.

If you’re going to do it, do it with all your might.
You won’t hurt His feelings.
You won’t damage what you’re already built with Him.
In fact, I would argue that desperate cries to God only strengthens what you have because he loves that kind of candor. At the very least you’re still on speaking terms with him!

And can I tell you something? Just as Jesus knew how it would end, so do you, ultimately.

We win. Yes there will be pain. Yes there will be anger, and yes there will be feelings of forsakenness.

But we win!

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