Maybe “angry” is too strong a word. Maybe it’s more like: “Smoldering with quiet resentment towards God.” But in either case, what do you do when you realize that the difficult marriage you have, or the dead-end job you’re in, or the cancer diagnosis doesn’t amount to the “abundant life” you thought Jesus was promising?
The problem with being patient is that most of use up our natural grace period to decisions that don’t produce the desired outcome. When you are younger, say teenage years through mid-twenties, you can get away with decisions that don’t turn out the way that you expect; everyone you know expects you to miss it because of your youth, and lack of experience. We have built into our employment culture the one almighty word that you can see running off the resume or job application before a word is spoken: and we all say the word, EXPERIENCE. Lol.
It’s been a challenging week. More than that, with the events in Manchester, it’s been a tragic week. Our thoughts and our prayers have been with those who have lost loved ones, those whose loved ones have been injured, and everyone who has been affected by a senseless act of violence.