Forgiving… God?

forgive God

Many of you will balk at the idea of forgiving God. Understood. However, consider this…

Mark 11:25 – 26, And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

How many times have you gotten so angry with God, you couldn’t, wouldn’t speak to Him for days on end?

I know it sounds crazy, but, we all do it. We may not exactly show our anger or rage by pumping our fist toward Heaven or cursing up to Him. Instead, we just become angry and go into a place in ourselves, ignoring and not speaking to Him.

We’ve all done it. Within the last 5 or six months, I remember driving down the street, crying, raging inside, and telling Him, “Lord, I am so angry with you! Why aren’t You doing anything?”

I was sooooo angry!

Have you been there? Are you there now? Are you angry with God because He didn’t do something on your behalf?

Or, He did something, it just wasn’t what YOU wanted done in that situation or circumstance?

I go into depth on this subject in my book, How To Get Over Yourself and Let Go of the P.A.S.T. But, for now, do these three things:

  • Admit the anger, the hurt, the pain, the confusion you feel toward God. Admit it to God! Admit it to a close, trusted advisor. (Caution: Now is not the time to go to one of your judgmental friends!)
  • Submit the anger, hurt, pain, and confusion to God. He is a BIG God! He understands that you are only dust! And finally,
  • Repent which means to turn away from.

After you repent, it’s OK to say, “Lord, I forgive You! I thought I knew what was best for my life. But, I didn’t. Now, Lord, please forgive me!”

Feel free to also write a letter to the Lord. Pour it all out in the letter if it doesn’t come out in the first wash.

OK. That’s a wrap for this week. If this blog has resonated with you in any way, please comment. If you would like to receive more from The Drill Sergeant of Life, please sign up on my webpage at,

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Be abundantly blessed! God is faithful!

Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life

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