Worship Wednesday Devotional – October 12, 2016

Ronnie Anger, Bible, Bible Study, Devotional, Ephesians, Forgiveness, New Testament 0 Comments

Stifling Anger

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

EPHESIANS 4:31-32

We all know what the Bible says about anger; “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” (Proverbs 29:11) But we are always so eager to get angry at certain situations and let them control us as we devise plans to handle it. Whether that be retaliation, revenge, or something else. They rarely follow a good and righteous path. I found myself in this very situation in regards to workplace drama. I was deliberately not notified of something I should have been and got angry and almost retaliated.

We as Christians are taught to not get angry or even. We are taught to treat others with respect, even if you personally feel they do not deserve it. We are also taught to forgive people for the wrongs that they do to us. Whether we personally agree with them, God expects us to uphold our Christian standards and be a good representation while navigating the world.

One thing you can definitely do when you are angry is to walk away. The next thing is to pray for answers and guidance from God and find guidance and strength from the Word. Although it is much easier said then done when in a moment of anger and frustration, you can still remind yourself that they might be going through something to and feel the need to bring you into it or bring you down with them.

Prayer

Father, I know I get angry and let my emotions fester and boil over at times. I ask that you give me strength and patience to handle my current situation in life and allow me to look over the slights others have done against me. I want to be a better representation and not feed into others anger, resentment, fear, and insecurity. I also request that you work within the ones who have slighted me and help them in their life with what they may be going through.