Hallelujah my faith family, for the Lord has given us a new day. Today I would like to reflect on anger. While at times there is a really good reason for anger, I find that more often it is selfishness cloaked as anger. When I take my feelings before the Lord and ask for His truth and wisdom, I realize I was being self-focused. I realize some readers here are from various cultures, so please realize I’m speaking from my experience within a US-based culture. My anger is generally rooted in selfishness because I have been so blessed with so much and easily take it for granted, but many times anger is warranted as displayed by Jesus Himself. My prayers are for all of you today that struggle with anger or resentment. And for all my brothers and sisters that are free from this specific bondage, I raise yet another Hallelujah to our chain breaker, Jesus Christ.
Jonah 4:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 The Lord said, “Do you have good reason to be angry?”
Abba, I confess, I do not have a good reason. I pray humbly before You for Your help to move past any anger in our hearts. I pray with Your Words to Ezekiel that you “remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh” (Ezek. 11:19 NASB). Please help us to get out of our own way and get into alignment with Your Way. In Jesus’ Name, amen.