Author Belle Calhoune & Her Anger at God — 9 Comments

  1. Hi Brandy,
    Thanks for stopping by. It sounds like you know the pain of loss as well. Good luck with winning the book.


  2. Thanks for stopping by Maria. I think you hit on something so important…ultimately it was impossible not to talk to God. Anger fades. Faith endures.


  3. I appreciate your thoughts too! Felt very similar when my Grandma, who was more like my mom, passed away from bone cancer a yr ago in August. I look forward to reading your book. It looks good. Would love a chance to win a copy.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Valri! In many ways I think my anger was part of the grieving process. It didn’t feel good to be angry at God and I’m thankful to have passed through the storm.


  5. Thanks Katy! Reunion with our loved ones is indeed a wonderful gift. Sometimes in our grief we lose sight of those blessings. Thankfully, God’s divine grace shines through the bleak moments.


  6. Hi Belle,
    You’re a beautiful woman of God, and it’s okay when we get angry at God, He can handle it. But also know, he never intended for us to be separated from our loved ones. That was not His plan. Death was not a part of His plan and it hurts Him more than anyone. But this is where you can thank Jesus for making everything right again. We have so much to thank Him for! But reunion with our past loved ones is a pretty big gift! Think of the party!

    Love you!!

    (P.S. Already have this amazing and wonderful book, so bless someone else with it)

  7. Belle, I so appreciate that you shared such a personal story and how you used it as inspiration for your debut novel. I did get angry with God once (just once? uh, not really but…) when my youngest child was diagnosed with a very serious (though not life-threatening) illness. The answer to how I got through this anger is that I don’t know how to be without God. I just don’t know any other way to be, because he has pursued me for so long. My anger turned to sadness and despair, and one night I clearly recall feeling that “peace that surpasses all understanding”. I felt God’s love in a very real and tangible way. The Bible says that none are as close to God as the broken hearted. Amazingly, I grew even closer to God during this difficult time. I think it’s okay to be angry with God, he wants us to be “real” with him – a relationship requires us to tell Him how we really feel! Be angry with God if you must, but don’t stop talking to Him!

  8. I appreciated your thoughts, Belle! I don’t think anyone can understand when a parent or loved one goes through that experience when he/she is such a good person! It’s so hard to accept! We have a good friend that was killed in a car accident and left behind a wonderful wife and 3 darling daughters. So hard to understand why that happened. Thankfully our church and their family has rallied around them to pull them through but it doesn’t take away all the pain, of course. I can’t think of a time I was ever angry with God but plenty of times when I was more “questioning” of “why did that happen to such a good person?” I look forward to reading your first book! I sounds like a winner! Congrats on your first Love Inspired!

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