How Long Are We Going To Stay Angry?
What kind of mood have you been in today? Does it reflect your usual emotional climate?
If you kept track of every time you had an angry thought, then logged how long you dwelled on that thought, what would your log reveal?
I hate being angry and bitter. It sours my day and ruins my relationships. The longer I allow anger and bitterness to eat at me, the more depressed I become.
How about you?
If we have more negative than positive days, what would it take for us to feel better … about life?
I believe one answer to this question is faith – especially the kind of faith Paul commended the Colossians for in Colossians 1:4 (AMPC):
For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].
Whenever I read this verse, my entire being yearns to comply.
Consider how it would change our emotions if we leaned our entire personality on God. Everything that makes us, us.
Imagine how it would change our mood if we trusted completely in God’s power, knowing He’s capable of handling anything we throw at Him. If we had total confidence in His wisdom, trusting He knows what to do and when to do it. And if we had absolute assurance in His goodness, believing He’s for us – not against us.
Wouldn’t this kind of faith transform everything about us?
How long are we going to hold on to our anger? Even if for only one more hour, is the payoff worth what it’s doing to our relationships? To ourselves? To our life?
We say we trust God, but are we leaning our entire personality on Him when we don’t trust Him enough to let go of our anger?
- What would happen if we truly trusted His ability to intervene in whatever circumstance we need His involvement?
- If we allowed Him to help us see and hear others through His eyes and ears?
Let’s make this day – this hour – better than the previous one by boldly trusting in God’s power, wisdom and goodness. Then watch how He shows up and changes our emotional climate.
What do you think?
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this post. (Others might also benefit from your comment.)
- How would it change your emotions if you leaned your entire personality on God?
- What would happen if you truly trusted God’s ability to intervene in whatever circumstance you need His involvement?
- If you allowed God to help you see and hear others through His eyes and ears?
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Great post! I used to be so depressed. However, the more I lean on God the more positive I am becoming.
Amen!! That is wonderful to hear, Michelle.
And welcome to Today Can Be Different! I hope you stop by often.
(Thank you for the compliment.)
Walking in forgiveness is so important! Thanks for the reminder.
You are very welcome. I find myself having to repent of unforgiveness way too often.
This is something I always need to hear.
Truth be told . . . ME TOO.