Patience: The Art of Not Judging God

A judgmental spirit towards people is a dangerous thing. It leads to doubt, mistrust and broken relationships. But there is another form of judgment that is far more destructive: the practice of judging God. When you begin to question God's faithfulness, when circumstances are not what you wanted, you are actually judging God. When your general response to life is that life is a bummer or that life stinks, you are judging God.

Why?

Because the Holy Spirit says that God is causing all the events in your life to be a good thing for you. So, when you look at life and fail to see God’s goodness, even in the painful things, you are judging God. You are critiquing God based upon your perception of how your life is going. Not a good idea!

When things are going well, we tend to be okay with God's control. But, when things are painful, we can be frustrated, even angry. When there is pain, when there is deep disappointment, when there is hurt in a relationship, the praise of God can be distant from our lips.

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