Lenten Journey - Day 7
Why did I pick ANGER today?
I picked anger today because I am ANGRY. Why - I guess it doesn't really matter. What matters is that I lost my cool. I can be an angry person and probably years ago I was angry more than I was happy. I think teaching Sunday School and studying the scriptures led me to being a happier person. But sometimes the devil taunts us a little to much and this morning it reached the breaking point. I yelled it out and I feel better now. My anger was not directed at anyone at the time, I waited until the person left. But still anger took a hold. So with that and to help me calm down I thought I take refuge in the scriptures today.
Scriptures about Anger
Oh boy - I am in trouble!
Psalms 37:8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Proverbs 29:22 A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
Proverbs 30:33 For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.
Some Scripture sense
Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
James 1:19,20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
So the key is - BE SLOW TO ANGER. So true, don't we find that when we make any rash decisions that they don't seem to turn out like we like them to. So breathe and relax.
The truth be told
I have to be honest - it ain't working for me today - I keep loosing my cool - I even have a headache - I am very stressed out right now and could really use some quiet time, but since that's not going to happen until later, I will just ask you - to pray for me.
Addendum to Yesterday
Today is Friday and actually Day 8 - I got a notice that this HUB was either to short or too spammy. I don't think it is spammy, but was short. See how anger works - it causes us to fall short of what God and others require of us.
I the HUB case - I was short on an answer because I didn't have one. I didn't handle the day the way I should of. Instead I yelled at everyone. I had a terrible headache and was sick to my stomach.
And as for God, I didn't turn to Him like I should of and that was truly my down fall. I fell apart. But you know what, God was there for me when I finally was done yelling and the day was over. Into His arms I fell and was comforted. Good thing we have a Forgiving Father who loves us unconditionally, especially when we are unloveable.
So maybe it was a good thing this HUB was too short. It made me think. Today I will truly try to keep my cool and turn to God when it gets tough