Dealing with anger

Yesterday I learned that I no longer had a job. This was a devastating blow for us financially as I’m the only breadwinner in my home and the decision seemed to be truly unfair—especially in these times.

Anger was my first emotion and was seconded by the question, what happens now Lord? Our savings won’t last forever. But I began to search my soul and examine my own spiritual response to yet another unexpected crisis in recent weeks.

Very appropriately, I stumbled across this Scripture this morning. Frankly, I believe the Lord had me read it because of its relevance to my situation.

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Ephesians 4:26 KJV

While God doesn’t tell us not to get angry—to do that would to not be human—we shouldn’t let our anger lead us to doubt (sin) or let it dominate our life Eph 4:31).

Instead, we should let it drive us to our knees and use it to fuel positive change like Shamgar in the Book of Judges.

Malcolm, one of the main characters in In the Shadow of Your Wings, let his anger drive a wedge between himself and his wife and his father. But fury has a price that may be too high to pay.

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Main takeaway:

Things happen that will get us upset–especially when they’re unexpected. That’s just part of being human. But don’t let anger cloud your judgment or dampen your faith. Instead, use it as a catalyst for positive change.

P.S. Keep me in prayer as I look for a new job.

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