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You Mad or Nah?

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

3 Reasons I Get Mad at God & the Prophet Who Understood the Struggle

Sometimes I can be petty- like really petty. When things don’t go the way I plan or want I get in my feelings and stay there. I don’t want to talk about the situation or event. I don’t want to pray. I don’t want to seek wise counsel. I just want to sulk.

After studying scripture, I found no one would be able to understand my frustration quite like the Old Testament prophet Jonah. When he got mad at God, he really got mad and his excuses were just as trivial as mine.

Let’s take a look at three reasons why I’ve been mad at God in the past and how Jonah could relate:

#1. He Doesn’t Do Things My Way

I make plans. God changes them.

I pray for one thing. God comes through with something else.