Have you ever wondered if God gets frustrated? I know that God operates on an entirely different level from us but just play along with me for a few minutes.
We know that God has emotions. The Bible speaks of God loving, becoming angry, having regrets, being jealous, feeling compassion, hating, and feeling joy. All of these involve some form of emotion. Theologians describe God as having personhood, which in turn is defined as any being possessing intellect, emotion, and will. The thought of God having emotions is embedded in our theology.
FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE DO YOU THINK YOUR LIFE
IS GOING THE AWY HE WANTS IT TO GO? OR IS HE
FRUSTRATED WITH THE WAY YOU GO ABOUT LIFE?
So God has emotions, but does He ever get frustrated? That’s the question.
Frustration is a feeling of being upset or annoyed. We get upset often and normally easily whenever something in life doesn’t go the way we want it to go. Does that happen to God?
Well, the Bible never says that God gets frustrated, but He certainly has every right to.
Think about your life. From God’s perspective do you think your life is going the way He wants it to go? Or is He frustrated with the way you go about life? The choices you make. Your decisions. Your thoughts and actions.
I’m not suggesting that we can frustrate God in the sense that we can derail His plans. It’s more the idea that He gets annoyed with us from time to time because we ignore His way and go through life our way. And we do that too often.
If there is such a thing as Divine Frustration, it is certainly warranted. Who would blame God? To deny His right to be frustrated with us is to bury our heads in the proverbial sand.
Every parent knows the feeling of frustration when their children do dumb things. God certainly knows that feeling too. All we want from our children is for them to do the right thing. Make the best choices. And that’s all God wants from us, His children.
Easy enough, right? You thought so when it was your children, why should it be any different with God?
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