Why, God? Why?

Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days? The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt. The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing. Job 24:1, 9, 12

When Job looks at the world, he sees a lot of injustice and it makes him angry at God. Job looks at kids who are poor and sees how they are taken advantage of by adults, and it drives him crazy. He sees the sick and the dying and wonders why God doesn't show up. 

Perhaps you have felt that way but maybe you've silenced that anger inside of you. Maybe you thought it wasn't proper to give voice to your frustrations, to name your doubts out loud. But the Bible is very, very clear that speaking out about our anger towards God is healthy and that giving voice to our doubts about God is healthy. In the book of Job in the Bible it's painfully clear that the world is not right, that this is incredibly upsetting, and that God is big enough to handle our doubts and anger.

So today, try to get in touch with the anger and doubts and fears and sadness inside of you that bubble up when you look at all the brokenness and injustice in our world. Name those to God today. God wants to hear from you, even if your anger is directed at him.