Life's Too Short to Give God the Silent Treatment

 A preview of June's email-only article.


Have you ever been angry with God?

If so, how did you respond? Did you turn your back on him? Or petition him?

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MAD at God? It's kind of a weird phenomenon—to be angry with a deity—but I know it's not uncommon. I've had multiple people tell me they have beef with the Almighty. 
Often these strong emotions come in response to a tragedy or an unjust situation, those in which one is left asking where God was or why he didn't prevent the disaster. 
These emotions are real. They are valid. Don't forget we are made in God's image and that God has emotions. He became angry with Moses when Moses tried to reject his proposal to save the Israelites. Psalm 78 tells us God grieved the sin of Israel in the wilderness. Hebrews tells us God is pleased by our faith. 
Nevertheless we must be careful what we do with those emotions. How we respond can be helpful or it can be unproductive (and even sinful).

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Remember, the Snake Has Already Been Bruised

 An encouragement for those in anguish.

Timothy Dykes


THE BIBLE DEDICATES a healthy percentage of its words to content that's downright disgusting. Think about driving a tent peg through a man's temple or losing a sword in the belly of an obese king.

The book of Job is full of nastiness too as a result of the infirmities that befell him. One such verse is  Job 7:5 in which Job says, "My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh."


Some commentators like Charles Ellicott and Albert Barnes suggest Job suffered from a parasite called lymphatic filariasis, a disease transmitted by mosquitos infected with a certain type of roundworm. When the larvae enter the bloodstream they mature and reproduce, flooding the lymph system.