One of the things that puts me apart from other theists is the following: emotion plays very little role in my theistic commitments.
I've never been overcome with the presence of the Holy Spirit to the point where it's made my heart leap and realize I had a personal connection with Christ. I've never looked at a waterfall and found it so beautiful that the only way to explain it could be an omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omniscient God. I didn't watch 9/11 live on TV and break down in tears at the thought of how Our Creator must be weeping right now.
Likewise, I never looked in the bible at any act of God - from what Job went through, to the slaughter of this or that people - and found myself having intense internal worry over how any God could do such a thing, thus leading me to find excuses about how that not only absolutely never happened, but never COULD happen. Nor do I rule out the possibility of God doing or commanding some vicious things, from the get-go. Some things I don't believe God would do, given certain commitments and understandings (Classical theism and God lying, etc). But even there, reason and reflection is largely in the driver's seat. Likewise for hypotheticals about God commanding things I am on record as disagreeing strongly with, from abortion to otherwise.
What used to trip me up were intellectual concerns. The Problem of Evil, for me, always was not just first and foremost but entirely an intellectual issue - 'How to square this with God's goodness, etc'. Not emotional - 'How could a loving God ever permit such a thing it's so horrible, all that blood and violence and..!' If I ever reasoned like that, it's lost from memory for me - and I think that's a good thing.
Part of my theistic commitment is realizing that I don't get to pick the God or gods that exist. I can pick what I think is most reasonable, what is most likely, but I recognize I can make mistakes. I likewise recognize that my emotional distaste for this or that act isn't what gives me license to deny it's possible, or even likely. For that, I need an argument.
I say this because too many times - from atheists and theists both - I've seen claims like, 'If God did/commanded X then God is a monster/Calvinism is true and that's horrible/etc', as if that's supposed to, in and of itself, convince me or make me ward off a conclusion, or remove a particular possibility from the set of possibilities. It doesn't.
Because it shouldn't.
(* Yes, I know Allah and God are the same person according to most understandings, my own included. I'm just making a point.)