David is one of the Bible characters I believe we love referring to. God also loved Him and personally, I just love how genuine he was with God.
I know what we remember of David most likely was his life of praise and thanksgiving to God. He even wrote most of the Psalms we have all come to love and confess today.
But as much as He was a man who loved God and sought to live for Him. He was also a man who got angry with God.
Are you wondering where I’m going with this?
Okay let me get to it. So, some of us may be feeling we are the least loved by God because of how we are feeling. Or even have this thought – “God can’t even love me right now, because I am so angry with Him”. Or “I don’t know why a God who loves me and His creation would do something like this or take away a loved one”.
Hmm. Your feelings are valid! And let me tell you something, David was also in this place. He got angry with God because God stroke one of his men dead while they were returning with the ark.
It wasn’t the type of anger that happened and ended in a glimpse. His anger led to fright so much that David left the same ark he went for, out of His place for months until he got a report that the ark blessed Obed-Edom. Afterwards, he was open-minded to bring it back to his city (the city of David).
“Then David was angry because the Lord had punished Uzzah. So that place is still called Perez Uzzah. On that day, David became afraid of the Lord. He said, ‘I do not know how the Lord’s Covenant Box can ever come to me!’ He did not want to take the Lord’s Covenant Box in to be with him in David’s City. He took it instead into the house of Obed-Edom, from Gath.”
2 Samuel 6:8-10 EASY
Why am I sharing this?
I know somehow you might have felt so bad thinking to yourself “why would I even get angry with God?” Or “God must hate me right now for having these feeling of anger in me about this situation I’m in”. And maybe you are even caught in that place where you are blaming God for allowing you to be in that dicey situation in the first place. 😌
Do you want me to answer that question?
God still loves you? And truthfully we forget that God also has feelings and He doesn’t null the fact that you have these feelings.
But as much as He validates these feelings. He wants you to know that He alone can bring you out of such situations.
Job had a tough time accepting the great and grievous losses he faced. You can take some time to read about the chapters written about Job’s complains but God took His time to answer all his questions and reassured him.
And you know what? God appreciated his honesty and He even rebuked his friends. One would have thought God would hate him but no, He told him to bless His friends. And you can’t pronounce blessings onto another life unless God has given you His blessings.
“After God had finished addressing Job, he turned to Eliphaz the Temanite and said, “I’ve had it with you and your two friends. I’m fed up! You haven’t been honest either with me or about me—not the way my friend Job has. So here’s what you must do. Take seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my friend Job. Sacrifice a burnt offering on your own behalf. My friend Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer. He will ask me not to treat you as you deserve for talking nonsense about me, and for not being honest with me, as he has.””
Job 42:7-8 MSG
Yes, you feel angry towards God in that situation, but He still loves you enough that He wants you to vent it out to Him. Don’t hold it in. Let Him help you through those negative emotions you feel. He validates your emotions and He wants you to get through this as much as you want to as well.
Just as He did with David and still loved Him and continued making use of him to His glory before His people, Israel:
“People told King David, ‘The Lord has blessed the people in Obed-Edom’s house and all that he has, because of the Covenant Box.’ So David went. And he was happy to bring up the Covenant Box from Obed-Edom’s house to the City of David. David had put up a tent for the Covenant Box. So they brought it and they put it in its place inside the tent. Then David sacrificed offerings in front of the Lord. They burnt some of these. But they shared some offerings with each other. After he finished this, he blessed the people. He used the name of the great and powerful Lord, when he blessed them.”
2 Samuel 6:12, 17-18 EASY
God hasn’t and won’t give up on you. And you know why? It’s because He has loved you with His everlasting love.
“Before now, the Lord showed himself to us. He said, ‘I have loved you with a love that has no end. So I am showing my love to you so that you will move towards me.”
Jeremiah 31:3 EASY
And no situation can lessen the love He has for you.
“I am sure of this. Nothing can stop God from loving us. Death cannot do that. Life cannot do that. Angels cannot do that, nor can demons do that. Nothing that happens to us now, or that will happen in a future time can do that. No powerful spirits can do that. Nothing that is high above the world can do that, nor anything that is deep down below the ground. Nothing else in the whole universe can stop God from loving us. Because of our Lord Christ Jesus, we know how much God loves us.”
Romans 8:38-39 EASY
This is a part of the Bible we often quote but I pray we understand the depth of His love henceforth when we read these verses.
Remember this: You are still loved; He wants to hear your concerns and He doesn’t hate you for having those feelings. Instead He wants to help you get through that tough situation and see His light, just as Job did.
“I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You.”
Job 42:5 AMPC
I love this verse because it applies to me. Having honest times with God has strengthened my resolve and love for Him. It reassures me that my feelings are valid and that I am helped by Him to get through these emotions.
He is not a father that hates us in our situations, He loves us in it and wants to see us become better.Mercy Oluokun(Amande)
You are loved. ❤️