Patron Saint Of The Grumpy

How do you react when you face loss? In my short book, Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty, I tell my story of loss. And I did not react well. I yelled at God.

That’s why I love Naomi, patron saint of the grumpy. She was honest about her disappointment and God blessed her anyway, just like God blessed grumpy Israel.

God loves grumpy and bitter Christians. When you look closely, you can see the fingerprints of God all over Naomi’s life. Maybe God’s fingerprints are all over your life, too.

  1. When was a time you experienced loss? How did you react?
  2. Do you agree that God loves grumpy and bitter Christians? Why or why not?

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Tanya Marlow was formerly a lecturer in Biblical Theology, and now an author, broadcaster and campaigner. She loves writing honestly at her blog, Thorns And Gold, about the messy edges of life, and finding God in hard places. Her first book, Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty, offers a path back to God after disappointment and loss and can be downloaded for FREE from