Sunday, 22 April 2018
Why So Many Professing Followers of Christ are Angry and Bitter at God
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart (Psalm 37:4).
God created you for a unique purpose that only you can fulfil successfully. No one else can fulfil it. He will give you all that you need to fulfil your calling that He has called you to.
You may be at a season in your life where everything seems dry, or that nothing which excites you is happening in your life. If that is what you are experiencing in your life, God is preparing you for something greater. He wants you to wait on Him expectantly, patiently, but not desperately.
If you are waiting on God for something desperately, it means that your desire for what you are waiting on God for is your own desire, and not a desire God has placed in your heart. The desires in your heart, and the only desires that God will give you, are those which He has placed in your heart. Psalm 37:4 says “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart”, and not simply “He shall give thee the desires of thine heart” which many people mistakenly think.
Any desire of your heart which does not align with God’s Will, be it His Commandments, or His specific will for you, will not be given to you. This has caused much anger and bitterness of many towards God. Such anger and bitterness is extremely dangerous because it leads to doubt and unbelief in God’s goodness and promises.
God loved you even while you were still His enemy demonstrates His great love for you by sending His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins, so that you may be saved from His just wrath. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life (Romans 5:10).
This all testifies of His goodness. As Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”.
Many of you despise the love and goodness of God. You know that the Bible says that God is love, but yet you refuse to believe it. You refuse to believe in the goodness of God. How? You doubt His promises, despite knowing His promises for you, simply because you can’t see it. You are relying on your sight, not faith. Followers of Christ walk by faith, not sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
If you are angry and bitter at God for not giving you the desires of your heart, repent. Ask God to make the desires of your heart His desires for you. Cease to walk by sight, but rather, walk by faith. Trust in God and God alone. Do not trust in people.
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD (Jeremiah 17:5).