Refrain from Anger

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 37:8           

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil.           

During an argument, in the heat of the moment sometimes we say things we don’t mean and may later regret. We let our anger get the best of us and we lose control of our emotions. Anger in itself is not necessarily a sin but how we handle that anger and letting it control us is where we cross the line. The Bible says that one of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control and with the help of the Lord we must learn to control our emotions. In order to control our anger, we should first acknowledge it, pray about it, confess our weaknesses to God and ask Him to help us deal with any underlying issues that may be causing our anger to surface in such a way. There are many techniques and resources that can help with anger management and one might also seek help from a pastor and/or a professional. There is no shame in seeking help.

Dear Lord, Thank you for your mercies that are new every morning. I confess my sinful anger and come to you God, for help. Let your Holy Spirit guide me and help me to be in control of my emotions so that I may have peace in my heart. Amen

Meekness is Not Weakness

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth

 

Many would consider being meek as being weak.  When they hear the word meek they automatically imagine someone who allows people to walk all over them, someone who is subservient.  But the kind of meekness the Bible talks about is different.  It’s being so strong that you are in control of your emotions and actions. Don’t confuse meekness for weakness.  To be meek is to be:  submissive to God, obedient, patient and peaceful.

Anger and Forgiveness

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 37:8

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil.

 

Sometimes, during an argument, in the heat of the moment we say things we don’t mean. We let our anger get the best of us and we lose control of our emotions. If you find yourself on either side of this situation you need to do two things: First, let go of your anger, it only leads to evil; and second, forgive each other because your heavenly Fathers forgives you. (Matthew 6:14)