Living blamefree 2
'My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.' Isaiah 55:8 NIV
Yesterday we looked at when we blame others. Today we look at on when we blame God. Maybe we've prayed about something and heard no answer; or prayed for healing and the person got worse; or thought God said he'd do a miracle and he didn't. This can cause disappointment or anger in us. We blame him for difficult outcomes in our lives.
It's not bad to show God our emotions. We see King David in a pretty bad place: 'How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?...How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart' (Psalm 13:1-2 NIV)? David felt he'd been abandoned by God. And we can feel like he's let us down too. But he says: 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways...As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts' (Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV).
We won't always understand how God works. We won't always see him working, or get the bigger picture. That's where trust and faith come in. David ends Psalm 13 with: 'But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord's praise, for he has been good to me' (Psalm 13:5-6 NIV).
So what now? Be completely honest with God today. Tell him everything you're feeling, but refuse to allow anger, disappointment and blame to break your relationship with him. Then spend time worshipping him, remembering his goodness to you.
Soulfood: 2 Sam 20 2 Sam 21 2 Sam 22:1-30 John 4:1-12 Ps 100 Pro 23:22-28,