Angry with God: Your Pain is Not a Riddle
When we’re angry with God, there may be no question we ask more than “Why?” and nothing we like less than people’s attempt to answer. Answers are both unsatisfying and offensive. Life is never as simple as the theological formulas we’re given to reconcile the goodness of God, the power of God, and the presence of evil. There is a clear reason answers don’t satisfy. Pain isn’t a riddle. Pain is an experience to be processed and assimilated. Pain isn’t a question to be answered. Pain is a journey to be traversed and endured. Trying to resolve pain with an answer is like trying to resolve appendicitis by explaining what caused the inflammation. The explanation may be accurate, but it’s not helpful.
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