To dissolve anger with God’s help

Today I take more notice of anger in the world, since coming out of a dark place in my mind and world. Flashes of anger pass daily in our world with new stories, family life. I try to keep surrounded by peace but sadly it does not happen all the time, but with God in my life I try to hand all my problems up to God and forget my worries and anger. Anger leads to Anxiety; my life today is in God’s hands. I admit I need God in my life.

Ephesians 2: 14-16

. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

In a world left behind a few short years ago, not a day went by when anger was not expressed. Relationships unfortunately produce anger, sinful anger at that. In nature the human race is selfish and I will admit I am a little selfish myself. I’ve know people to be very argument when driving, I lived with someone who thought he was better than everyone else in the world driving. When someone now tries to come across as a dictator, I will stand up for myself to a degree, but on the other hand I do draw back within myself. That is part of a old habit I formed while living in my past to protect myself. That is where some of my insecurities come from; it put me on the defensive. My heart pounds, my arms cross, don’t come near me.

God has taught me to look out for my anger, also teaching me anger, part of anxiety effects our rational thought process. I do pray to God to help me through times when I feel I need protection. I have never liked anger. Even now I know I am not immune to anger and difficult situations, I do recognise there are many people out there the same as me that need help.

Genesis 27:42-45 When these words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she called her younger son Jacob and said, “Your brother Esau is plotting vengeance against you. He’s going to kill you. Son, listen to me. Get out of here. Run for your life to Haran, to my brother Laban. Live with him for a while until your brother cools down, until his anger subsides and he forgets what you did to him. I’ll then send for you and bring you back. Why should I lose both of you the same day?”

. Since coming to know God, I have certainly tried to make changes in my life, there were many experiences that I faced and still face from time to time. Silence is an anger which is offensive to God and just as abusive as explosive anger, to be left stewing over happenings, just brews more anger, blurting out explosive abuse or blowing up can cause so much heartache especially when drugs and alcohol is involved. People are wounded by these happening and sometimes wounded for life.

Many relationships are hurt by anger, I know mine was for many years and I could not leave until late in life. I do know many stay longer in relationship than I did because there is so much fear involved. There is anger in the work place and sometimes people bring it home with them and hurt the people closest to them. Some of us would have been hurt many times on the receiving end of so much anger.

Ephesians 4:26

Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life.

During at time I recognised abuse and anger in older people and many do experience anger over the age of 65.Some do report it and some don’t. We all should have the courage to report

Anger can dominate your life, just like any other vice, like drugs an alcohol. We wake up angry, we go to bed angry, an addiction that we can become so in tuned in life. It is a cycle that revolves around in circles till we become in a self-destruction mode. It temporarily satisfies the ego of the person dishing out the anger, sometimes for no reason at all.

Numbers 11:10 Moses heard the whining, all those families whining in front of their tents. God’s anger blazed up. Moses saw that things were in a bad way.

Anger can get passed down from generation to generation, and not know what the anger is in aid off. It takes generations to put an end to the anger. You live for the moment until something else captures your mind or heart. Instead of handing your worried thoughts up to God you revel in Anger.

Anger can be the root of all evil and the fear of many. I was the peace keeper and gave into anger many times. Sometimes anger is all we can see at times, at the heart of it all it comes from a person that is fearful, insecure, untrusting, looking for something else in life. Learning to come to God and sharing my fears with God had helped me overcome many hurdles. The love of God has helped me cast out fears and live in harmony.

We can be angry but not to sin, by expressing our anger in a way that  your anger is about what angers God. Surrendering our Anger to God and let the spirit move within you to bring action to your heart creating peace….Amen

Many times I ask God for forgiveness in my day to day life. I try not to let anger overcome me but it does at times and then I have to ask for forgiveness. I do not want the anger that has been in my life for many years to overcome me anymore. My anger held me captive for such a long time.

Ephesians 4:1-3

4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

(c)bjsscribbles

13 thoughts on “To dissolve anger with God’s help

  1. Anger in outbursts or repressed is anger none-the-less, and does damage to our well-being and to others around us. The atmosphere is one of negativity for everyone. So if I believe that when it swells up, we first of all need to know why, and if we need to express it.. hopefully the way God would want us to… and for a reason that He wants us to.. I don’t think that’s always possible though as sometimes it just ‘happens’… Then it up to me to deal with the repercussions, hopefully that involves a process of forgiveness….between others involved and God…. Diane

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    • Your most welcome, you know forgiveness is only something I have learned since coming to know God. When I wrote that the other day, I could not help but to think back to the other times in my life and now it taught me a whole new out look. I try to talk a lot more now. Not letting anger bottle up as it did for so many years. Thank you so much Diane I appreciate your comment

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  2. Good post. I agree anger can be so destructive it’s hard to pick up the pieces.
    A bit in line with the part, “We can be angry but not to sin, by expressing our anger in a way that your anger is about what angers God.” a major break through came for me when I realised that when overwhelmed by emotions (anger in particular) it was possible to kind of roll them up in a ball like ammo and blast the devil or the forces of evil with them in prayer. (He’s the one person it’s good to get angry at!) My negative became a positive and intense situations generally quickly deflated. Since that time thank God I rarely seem to get angry. (I’m guessing why LOL!)

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  3. A good message Barb. although God tells us Money is the root of all evil but yes it can cause us to become angry too, if we feel we have not got enough for our wants or we are jealous of what others have.

    Anger can lead to bitterness and resentment and than revenge as you shared and yes we ask God for His strength to overcome.

    But Anger can also be caused through grief, when we are hurting we need God’s comfort and the arms of Loving friends.

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

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  4. As we give God our thoughts and our emotions, He helps us to deal with the anger before it can be expressed in unhealthy and hurtful ways. Thank God that His shoulders are big enough for our anger and He is not afraid of our anger. Look at the Psalms and all the emotions shared. As the Psalmist gives it all to God, the Psalm progresses such that the Psalmist ends by praising God.

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