When Your World Falls Apart
May 30, 2012
Pastor Ruben Sandoval of New Harvest Alhambra blogged about "If your world is Diminishing apart"
Here is one step you can do as we learn from Jeremiah:
Step One: RELEASE YOUR FRUSTRATION ON GOD
Tell God exactly how you feel. You can complain to God and just express all your grief and your anger and your fear. Jeremiah is incredibly BOLD with God. He just calls God out. He says, “God, I don’t like what’s going on in my life. I’m tired of this. Enough’s enough. I need a change.”
Lamentations 3:1-10 “I am a man who has seen affliction, by the rod of his wrath. He [God] has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than the light; he [God] has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. He has made my skin grow old and broken my bones. He has surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. He has made me dwell in darkness like the dead. He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains. Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer. He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked.”
Wow! Jeremiah is calling out God? And he’s just getting started. He is just really complaining to God. Think why would God want this in the bible? Because God wants you to know he can handle your anger. He can handle your frustration. He can handle your gripes and your grief. And God is allowing Jeremiah to blow off steam.
If you don’t talk out your emotions to God, you will take them out on your body. When you eat up your anger, your stomach keeps score. When you eat up your emotions, your frustrations, you take it out on your body. When you swallow your negative emotions, you take it out on your body.
God says it’s ok. I can handle this. Go ahead and just tell me how you’re feeling. Give me all your complaints. “It’s not fair what’s going on right now. God, I don’t like this in my life.” It’s ok to tell God that you’re upset, that you’re hurting.
Verse 17-18, Jeremiah says this “I cannot find peace; I cannot remember happiness. I tell myself I am finished. And I can’t count on the Lord to do anything for me.” Look how bold he is.
Have you ever felt that way? “God! I’ve had enough. This is not right. This is unfair.” Your not alone we have all felt this way and God says that’s ok; this is step one to healing in your life when your world is falling apart. You need to release your frustrations to God.
Remember this: God is not obligated to give you an explanation for everything that happens in your life. God is God and you’re not. A lot of things are going to happen in our lives. We will never understand until we get to heaven. Jesus told his disciples, “You don’t understand now what is happening, but you will later.” Most of the things in our lives that’s going to happen, we’re not going to understand why they happen. And God’s not going to give us an explanation.
So God can handle your temper crabbiness. And he’s not going to love you any less because he can handle your temper grumpiness. He is God.
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Pastor, I am GREATLY afflicted and assaulted right now! It seems in my environment hell is literally breaking loose! People (my family) are deeply involved with sin and all that happens is continual criticism of my relationship with Christ and their continual obsession with themselves. It is a very debilitating situation! Even though my, my relationship still remains strong with the Lord. I will incorporate Jeremiahs lamentations in my prayers, because it does seem I stand alone! I know though that it has been His grace that has strengthened me!!! Thank you and God bless you richly!