Tuesday Trench Truth
If we have distanced ourselves from God, then our anger is directed at God. When we
are in relationship with God, and we don’t understand something that’s happened to us
or about us, we are angry with Him.
Steve Atkinson describes the difference in this way:
“This distinction is critical in order to realize the effect our earlier relationships
have on our connection with God. To be angry with someone, the assumption is
that there is a connection of trust. I am vulnerable, but open with that person
because I know when all the dust clears there is still a ‘secure connection.’ I’d
know this because I would have learned they could be angry with me and still
love me the next day. There is no lingering distance or fear. When I don’t feel
trust or connection, I feel resentment but am unable to express it because I’m
afraid. There is no resolve, just a repetitious anger at them.”
Oh, to be a mirror of His love, the way He sees us.
Surrendered to serenity