Overcoming Anger

Today I re-read and shared Vickie’s post on “Listening & Growing” because it touched me when I needed it to. I recently had a poor reaction of my own, with someone I love, and I have been in a slump over it for a day and a half. So, I did what Christians do and prayed for forgiveness and guidance. This prayer lead me to Vickie’s page where I read a few of her articles, even some that I have read before, and found this stepping stone.

Funny thing is, I didn’t really know what my fault was in the matter, because hurtful words were said to me and I reacted. I thought that lashing out was the best of two evils so that must mean that I was the good one, right? Boy was I dead wrong!

When my bad feelings persisted, I finally prayed about it, and I found out that I was wrong because of my ANGER.

There are so many versus which talk about anger. I read quite a few of them this morning in my book “The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word” written by Joyce Meyer.

After reading, praying, crying and now writing this I am convinced that I have issues to work on when it comes to reacting to others when they make me mad. I need to learn to be more like God wants me to be. I need to hold my anger and “bite my tongue” till the surge in me subsides. This will be a true victory for me when I am able to accomplish this fully.

I hope that this note finds you all well and happy. I want you to know that God loves you just the way you are. Just like He has done for me today, He looks past our sins and forgives us when we pray.

God bless you!

Christy πŸ™‚

28 thoughts on “Overcoming Anger

  1. Kathy Wire says:

    God knows we get angry. He invented anger. But He also gives us guidelines. Eph 4.26 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath;” while you’re angry, don’t sin, and let it go by the end of the day (ie, forgive).
    Good message!

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  2. Diane says:

    So true, we can so easily fall into anger or ungodly responses when we’re upset. So important to be slower to respond and quick to think about our responses. When I’ve done this, I’ve often felt such relief that I didn’t respond in the way I initially wanted to. Quite a few regrets before I learnt this! Great post!

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