So you mad. God can handle that. Are you bitter? He can handle that too. Frustration, anger, bitterness, rage, and whatever else you throw at God, He can handle it. Now being hot (angry, disappointed, or mad, etc.) with God is better than being lukewarm or fake. Stated another way, being real and authentic with God is far better than being fake and disconnected from Him. Please don't pretend for God stated, "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. (Revelation 3:15-17)
Paul, formerly known as Saul, was angry with God and believers in Jesus Christ. Paul was persecuting believers. But when Jesus blinded him on his way to Damascus, He got Saul's attention. (Acts 9) Saul, now the transformed Paul, becomes a radical follower of Jesus Christ in preaching, working miracles, and educating the body of Christ even in prison chains sometimes.
One of God's names in the Hebrew language is El Chuwl meaning the God who gave you birth. (Isaiah 43: 1-3; Psalm 139: 13-18) Because of who God is, He has complete authority to command His creation and call His servants into obedience. God doesn't need our permission to change some things in our lives to do just that. God created us for His pleasure. "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10) God can reason with us because He desires to have a relationship with you. But first things first.
"Come. Sit down. Let's argue this out."
This is God's Message:
"If your sins are blood-red,
they'll be snow-white.
If they're red like crimson,
they'll be like wool.
If you'll willingly obey,
you'll feast like kings.
But if you're willful and stubborn,
you'll die like dogs."
That's right. God says so. (Isaiah 1:18-20 MSG)
Being angry can stem from a great place that you could have quickly buried to avoid dealing with uncomfortable situations in your life. Compounding events, uncontrollable circumstances, and life can bring out feelings you never thought you had, even anger. As I honestly reflect, I know it has for me. Like unsightly pimples on your face, rage tends to start deep within and work it's way to the surface over some time. We say, "fix your face and smile." But how do you fix a deep wound that causes you to become angry and disgruntle towards God and then humanity if you're not careful?
Be Honest with God
Learn to walk honestly in your day and have a conversation with God about what angers you. The famous biblical character, Job, did. Job was an upright man too. Job was head of a large family and a wealthy farmer. He was perfect! (Job 1) Did you know it was God who brought Job to the Devil's attention? Why would God do such a thing? Simple, because He can. That's just it. God can do what He wants because He is Sovereign. At first, Job was okay with this test of suffering from God by responding,
"Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised." (Job 1:21 NIV)
At some point, Job got tired of waiting on his deliverance from suffering and decided to question God. God reasoned with Job; Job repented and surrendered to the will of God in His life. God blessed him richly for it also. (Job 42:6, 12) You see, trouble isn't necessarily a sign of sin in a person's life. It may be something God allows us to draw us closer to Him.
Deal with Your Anger Before Sunset
If you're angry with God, it's okay. He can handle it. Yet and still, avoid letting the sun go down on your wrath. "Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down." (Ephesians 4:26)
Go ahead, get angry. Don't stay there. Have that tough conversation with God and reason with Him. He's waiting for you. Get to that meeting with God before the sun goes down. Don't be late. Humble yourself before your Creator, and have the most difficult conversation that you've been putting off for quite some time. You'll feel better.