Reflection- On Anger

Reflection.  Anger.  We all get it, it happens to us all, and even Jesus displayed it. 

John 2:13-17

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

  But how do we control it?  How do we realize it is even happening?  How can we turn it to the good of our lives, and not let us possess it?  The Bible clearly tells us:

Ephesians 4:26-27 

26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

  As you can see, anger is not a sin, but it can definitely lead to it.  So many times we let anger get a hold of us, so many times we act out on our anger.  This path will ultimately lead to evil.  This path will ultimately let demons that we don’t need into our lives.  To be a Christian, also means that we believe in the Devil and his cohorts.  For those that may not, evil is still a presence as we see every day through media.  We must constantly inner-reflect, exhibit humility and understand what anger can do to us.  We must pray for protection from our Lord, and ask the help of our guardian angel to protect us from this evil.  We must ask each day for the guidance and wisdom that God displays in control our anger.  Anger is a built in emotion-

Proverbs 27:4

4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

  We must use anger for good, for without it we may lack the confidence to stand up for the Word and for the Truth.  We must use anger our of love and for that purpose only, so that when we do get angry, it is only because we do it for the Father, we do it for the protection and love of others, in which to stand up for the Lord’s TRUTH, just as Jesus did with the money changers in the temple. For a person who does not display anger out of the love of a loved one, does not bring a loved one to the truth nor on the right path.

Proverbs 13:24
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

    But we must also understand how to use it, and how to control it.  Like everything, it is a double edge sword.  But like everything, we must turn to prayer, and ask for God’s help.  He is there for this purpose, He wants our prayer, and He needs our love, for God is love.  We must understand, be cognizant of our emotions, and never let evil take hold.  I deal with this everyday, and chances are, if you are reading this, you do too.  Trials, tribulations, and suffering are a part of everyday life.  We must and can accept this fact.  But like everything else, it all comes down to how we react.  We must think, reflect, pray, and slow down in our every day lives.  This is very hard to do, especially in this day and age of technology.  We must take time for prayer in order to stay sane.  We must ask our Lord for the patience and understanding that he exuded in His earthly life, so that we can better love one another.  We must not let our emotions take hold and let evil permeate our lives, because when emotional, we are vulnerable.   The evil never ceases to stop nor attack us, and this is something that we need to understand from a spiritual stand-point.  It is warfare of the costliest kind.  But as long as we stay focused, and look with the eyes of love that the Lord showed us, we know we will be fine.  Keep up the fight, and realize that you are not alone.  There are so many people on this Earth, just like myself, and yourself, with the same fight, with the same struggles.  What and how you deal with them are up to you.  Pray and reflect, slow down and understand where and why you get angry, and turn that anger into joy, knowing that you are not alone.  God Bless~ CJA

1 John 4:8

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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