26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.
Anger is a powerful emotion. Emotions were given to us by God Himself in our unique design. Therefore, anger is not forbidden by God. We need anger sometimes to motivate us to do something, but in a positive, godly manner.
Wrongful anger stems from the human part of us. We don’t see the sin in our own life, only sin of others. We get angry quickly and often without just cause. It’s more about ourselves and the way we react when another person has hurt us…without using the scripture as our guideline.
Righteous anger comes through witnessing the perversion of God’s law. When someone intentionally violates the goodness of God’s design, we have the right to be angry. But still we are told to be slow to anger and not to sin. This demonstrates godly self-control.
At this moment, I confess that I am angry. I am angry that people I love have had their lives turned upside-down and inside-out by the one they love and trusted most upon this earth. Someone who has perverted God’s precious design for their own selfish desires. In the process, they have shattered the lives of numerous people while desperately trying to rationalize their sinfulness. So yes, I am angry. Very angry.
In this devastating heartbreak, my helplessness in this situation has brought me to Jesus’s feet. Tonight, I must lay my anger here before it can destroy me. There is an internal battle raging within me. Even though my anger has been kindled by acts against God, the heaviness of this situation alone is almost more than I can bear. I can’t carry the weight of anger too. I am praying for help, for direction, for extraordinary strength, and a heart that is wise. I need these so I can help those who have been hurt the most. My loved ones. My angels. My life. So tonight, I lay my anger at Jesus’s feet.
Be wise in anger. Know when and how to use it in a godly manner, and when you need to give it to the Lord.
Surrendering all and praying hard for those who suffer most. I hope sleep can find me now. ♥️