Ever been angry with God? Jonah was. God was determined to grant repentance and lavish mercy upon the people of Nineveh. And Jonah, God’s messenger to the people, was not a happy camper. Jonah preferred that God’s judgment reign down on the Ninevites, rather than God’s grace.
We know that God’s ways are always perfect. Yet sometimes, we can find ourselves disagreeing with Him. His ways are not our ways. We would do things differently!
It is likely, if your heart leans in displeasure towards the Lord, He will ask you the same question posed to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry?” God often asks us questions, because they reveal the truth in our hearts. We then recognize the error of our position before Him.
May we always be honest with God, and in turn, may we always be open to receiving His counsel. It is by faith in Him that the eyes of our hearts will see that He is good. Always.