How could God allow this to happen to me? I'm angry with him, but I don't know if I'm supposed to be angry! Is it ok to be angry with God? If we are angry, should we hold it inside, or voice our feelings outright? Jones writes that we should not take a "grin and bear it" approach to our anger, nor should we rashly vent our emotions to God. Instead, we need to humbly bring him our struggles, doubts, and questions. We must learn to be transparent in God's presence, think biblically, and act obediently.
Do we grin and bear our suffering or rashly vent to God? Jones shows that we should humbly bring our doubts and questions to God.
Robert D. Jones (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary; DTheol, University of South Africa) is associate professor of biblical counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and has served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years.