I Am Angry At God - Religion
Mon, 23 Dec 2019 02:59:34
I am angry, I prayed, and my mother died.
It is not obvious there is a God, and it is not obvious there is not a God; this is the definition of an agnostic. To say have faith means, try hard to accept there's a God.
Don’t get me wrong, I do not think God answer prayers for our wishes, and desires, Is praying a lottery, where once in awhile I win, and God give me what I request in prayer.
When I hear these words:
“God answers all prayers.”
I think “Bullshit, who do you think I am, a fool?”
And yes, here are versus from this site relating to God answering prayers. Which, I again, do not care so much, I want to know why he does not answer prayers?
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
"For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
1 Kings 3:5
In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, "Ask what you wish me to give you."
"You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.
'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man.
"He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
O You who hear prayer, To You all men come.
"Perhaps their supplication will come before the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and the wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people."
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
"If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
"In that day you will not question Me about anything Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
"And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
1 John 5:14
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 John 5:15
And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
All in all, what to do? I want friends in my life who give me platitude, words which sound good, but are not always true. I can surround myself with people who encourage, or allow the uglies to win.
I do think this is God's will, he, maybe she wants us to listen to the “Uglies” or the “Platituders,” and then choose the right path. We can always choose the right path, we do seem to know the difference between right, and wrong, which may be providence, God can interact with the word in helping us to know the way, the difference between right, and wrong.
I am still angry.
Thanks Andy Lee Graham
Orland, Indiana December 23, 2019