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Monday, January 28, 2019

Can Anger at God Be Righteous?

Can Anger at God Be Righteous?
Theology
Can Anger at God Be Righteous?
The Psalms show us how to faithfully protest to God.
J. Todd Billings
After I was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, I returned to the Book of Psalms anew. I started to pray with psalms that I had merely read before or had skipped altogether. While I was receiving intense chemo, a seminary student told me he was praying Psalm 102 for me.
In my distress I groan aloud
and am reduced to skin and bones.
I am like a desert owl,
like an owl among the ruins. (v. 5–6)
My heart skipped a beat. As I read on, I found that the psalm contained a complaint and a petition ...
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