I have also experienced a time in my life when I was angry with God and it did over take me. After my grandmother’s death at age 17, I was angry. I was so angry that I decided there was no God after all. It was easier for me to think that, so I thought. I was lied to by the enemy of our souls. I harbored that anger for years, and it only hurt me, it did not hurt anyone else. When I finally trusted the Lord and gave my life to Him, I started to realize step by step how wrong I was. God did work everything out for good, just as He promises in His Word.
I also realized how much I think of myself and how little I think of God. The God I thought I knew was not the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible loves me in a way I don’t even comprehend; so much, that He allowed His Son to suffer for me and then die a horrible death. This God purchased my life and deserves my trust.
What about being angry at people when they are unjust? It comes easy when we live in a sinful and broken world. But the Lord gave us several commands: Love one another. Forgive one another. Love your neighbor as yourself. You don’t know what the person who hurt you is going through, you don’t know the life they had, you don’t know their hearts. But God does!
Our lives are in His hand. He says to us in Psalm 50:15 “Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” But the rescue is not necessary a rescue from hardship here on earth, but an eternal rescue that is promised to those who love Him.
At times when we need strength and perseverance in face of injustice or anger, we need to look to no man, no job, no possessions, but to the Lord Jesus.
“Be still, and know that I’m God.” Psalm 46:10