Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the lord . -Romans 13:19 http://bible.com/116/rom.12.19.nlt
Anger is a forceful emotion. It is hard to tame. For many of us, we have a slow boil and a devastating eruption. For me, this is true.
I am tired of being angry, of being angered and for getting angry. I am tired of having experiences that cause me to deliberate very bad things. This morning was one such instance, where I could not even have peace in my own home but I took a long walk and as I was still being agitated. I lashed out like a fiend from hell.
People respond to the violent demonstration rather than the quiet appeal. It is repulsive.
I prefer to remain calm, but in that calm is usually a deadly storm which wreaks havoc on my health. I try to be Christian like but there is a pull towards doing psychotic acts.
I don’t like to be angry or agitated or annoyed.
My focus this week, was to read scriptures about anger and about trust; however, situations materialised to provoke the former. No scriptures materialised in my head, but I knew I needed to not do physical arm.
I will continue reading so that if it is not memorised, it would at least saturate my consciousness and my spirit.
- – Ephesians 4:26-27 NLT And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil
- – James 1:19-20 NLT Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
- – Proverbs 29:11 NLT Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
- – Proverbs 20:3 NLT Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
- – Proverbs 14:30 NLT A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.
So, I am trying to resolve situations in a decisive and quick manner. I am choosing extreme reactions to maintain my sanity and freedom. Hopefully this works.
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Poetess Denise N. Fyffe has worked as in Software Implementation for more than ten years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. She has transitioned to being a Jamaican blogger, ghostwriter, web content writer, internet writer, and researcher.
2 thoughts on “Dealing with Anger and Un-forgiveness in your Christian Life (Part 2)”
Indeed sis! Don’t let the devil take a foothold in your soul. That’s his desire for us to be angry and sin but we can tame our anger with God’s healing power of his words in our hearts. Whenever I get angry or upset, I always leave and take a walk(ppl always think I ran away) but that helps me to cool down and give time to rethink and take a different approach. Be encouraged sis God is always listening.
Exactly the stance I took a couple days ago, because to stay in that place would yield no good outcome.