© by Joyce C. Lock
God has moments of anger, as do we. However, some have misconceptions about His response. There's an unspoken law of consequences between the forces of good and evil, a result of being born into a sinful world.
In observing my daughter, as a very young child, whenever she was disobedient. If I didn't discipline, she'd suddenly become injured or some other mishap - as if God was punishing her (or, so I thought).
Once God gave me an example of how it really is.
Imagine yourself standing between the sidewalk & curb. Your hands are wrapped behind your back, tied to a tree. A car is coming, and your child runs into the street. You've no physical means of reaching that child.
Hearing the speeding car, first thoughts come faster than you can verbalize ... "No !!! The car will hurt you!"
You scream a plea with anything you think might cause that child to change their direction, before it is too late.
There are consequences for running out into the street! And, the parent is way beyond distraught even before the events occur . because they have a glimpse into the future.
That is how it is with God. Were it any other way, He'd have to take away our freedom of choice.
Imagine how He must sometimes feel watching His children run the wrong direction.
When the consequences come, and we didn't heed God's warning . God didn't do it to us. We did it to ourselves.