I was going to write a big long post about blaming God when things go wrong. I drew inspiration from the story about Steve Johnson. He’s a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills who dropped a game-winning pass last night and blamed God for it. I’ll spare you the long, rambling post it turned into and just give you the salient point.
God can take it.
If things go wrong, question away. It seems to me the Bible is filled with men saying “God, why in the world did this have to happen?” Through that questioning, hopefully we pull a little closer to God as he answers those questions. He can handle it. We aren’t offending him by questioning. Sometimes God gives us a journey that is long and difficult to bring us to or strengthen our faith.
On the other side, don’t forget to consistently praise him when the good things happen either. We are a people who will blame God for every plane that crashes but won’t say a word of kindness for the thousands that land safely.