Today I received true spiritual inspiration from Shannon’s Blog. During the holiday season anger is an inevitable emotion we will encounter. This post is solution based, as is the blog Revelations In Writing, and it is for this reason I am passing it on to you. I pray it will minister to your hearts and minds the truth of this valuable Pauline message given to us for this current age we live in.
Stay in the race!
In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. – (Ephesians 4:26-27)
Anger can be a tricky topic. Just as any other emotion, there are times when anger is an appropriate response to a given situation. That being said, it is always a matter of how we handle our anger that determines whether or not we are responding in righteousness, or running on the road to ruin. Bottling builds bitterness, and outburts wreak havoc, yet Paul says to deal with anger immediately. Ideally, our objective ought to be to approach the offender in love, with the intent of reconciliation, not retaliation. If a resolution is not readily available, we can, at the very least, submit the situation to our Savior in prayer. As we speak out the words of anger, hurt and frustration…
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