Being angry at God does not mean that you do not trust His will and authority over your life. For years, other Christians have told me that it is not okay for me to be angry at God. But I would beg to differ.
Just like anyone else, I’ve experienced some not so great circumstances. I have had friends die, family members take their own lives, unfortunate circumstances come my way, and yes, there have been times where I have been extremely angry at God.
I remember one conversation in particular. I was sitting with a friend at my apartment and chatting with her about some of the issues I was having. At the time, I had just lost my cousin to suicide and I had fallen into a pit of depression.
“I’m angry at God,” I told her. “I don’t understand why all of this keeps happening.”
“You have no right to be angry with God; He is bigger than anything you could have planned for your life.”
Of course I knew that. How could I be a Christian and not understand that fact? The problem was not knowing that statement to be true; the problem was being able to apply it to this situation. When something tragic or unfortunate happens, our natural response is to feel angry, sad or upset. That is not any different for Christians.
It is okay to be angry. It is okay to process through your emotions on your own time. God is bigger, and that is why it is OK! God is loving and caring and kind. He understands that we are human. The beauty in feeling any kind of emotion, anger included, is that God is there to guide you through it.
So do not be scared to be angry with God. But choose to turn that anger into beauty by seeking Him in the midst of your pain.