Live Conversation with Venture Leadership

In our first Ask Me Anything (AMA), Venture pastors Austin Rammell and Jonathan Pugh sit down with Ethan Lineberger to discuss faith, doubt and our response to tragic events in our lives.

AMA: Is it Okay to be Angry with God?

Pastors Austin Rammell and Jonathan Pugh, and Ethan Lineberger answer questions about faith and doubt.

Posted by Austin Rammell on Thursday, September 6, 2018

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3 thoughts on “Live AMA: Is It Ok to be Angry with God?

  1. Millie says:

    I have a brother that lives in Bessemer City and have always wanted to relocate to the area. Last year I began researching churches in the area, and found I had a strong draw to Venture Church. I have since visited your website from time to time to listen to messages posted. This past June the desire became very strong, so I prayed on this and a door was opened to make this dream come true for me and at the beginning of July I began preparing my house to sell, with things on a great roll I left my job in August and placed my home on the market. I visited the area the beginning of September to make an offer on a place in Dallas, unfortunately due to a major health and hazard issue found during the visit I did not make an offer, instead came back to my home in Michigan to finish preparing for the move. I now found another housing option but have had no bites on my home. As time goes on without an offer on the house, I am experiencing anxiety something that doesn’t happen to me, along with frustration and have anger creeping in to my heart (I actually went to church on Sunday with anger in my heart). With this struggle I know I need to spend more time with God to show that even though I am frustrated I will not let my faith in Him go down the tubes. He has blessed my life in so many ways, been there even though I didn’t allow Him in my life all the time and waited for me to allow Him into my everyday life five years ago. It is very upsetting to me that I have these feelings and its breaking my heart. I know He has not turned His back on me, but instead preparing things ahead that will bless me beyond what I vision. But the flesh is reacting in a panic state.
    Two years ago, I began reading the Bible, I wanted to read it from start to finish since I never have. Last night I read the book of Esther, so tonight I will be starting the book of Job. This morning, I was drawn to check out Venture’s website, and knew instantly that God was speaking to me when I saw the discussion “Is it Ok to be Angry with God”, and that you are currently doing a series on Job which I plan to listen to the ones posted today as well.
    I love that God always shows me to step back and gives me the tools to rethink to remind me that He has this. I am so glad I listened to His direction today because I am reminded of:
    Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
    Proverbs 3: 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    I look forward to meeting you all in person and experiencing what God has in store for me at Venture and my continued growth walking with Him. Praying an offer comes in so I can leave Michigan at the end of October and make North Carolina my home in November.

    • Jonathan Pugh says:

      That’s great! We look forward to meeting you in person. Studying Job has been one of those experiences that stretches a lot of what we think we know about God. We know that all Scripture is profitable, and Job has proven to be as well. Feel free to shoot me an email at if you have any questions as you work through the material on our website.

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