The Day I Was Mad At God | Breanna Hardy
Breanna Hardy shares her story of the loss of her mom at age 19 and how she dealt with anger. Daughter of Matt and “Bonus Daughter” of Kari, she gives a unique perspective on dealing with anger following loss.
This episode references her article, “The Day I Was Mad At God.”
Here are some of her thoughts on dealing with anger:
1. It’s okay to be mad at God…He can take it.
“It’s when we soak in our sorrow, wallow in self-pity, and remain in bitterness that we actually shut God out, making the problem far worse than it already is.”
“ We can often confuse disappointment and fallout from people with God. Cancer let me down, but God never has.”
2. Remind yourself of who God is.
3. Acknowledge that your heart doesn’t line up with your head. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4
4. Make time each day to express your gratitude to God
“This is what the Lord says: Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:5-8