TheologyCan 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 ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Can Anger at God Be Righteous?