Good morning! Happy Tuesday to you all!
TFTD: It’s okay to get angry, just don’t stay that way
Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)
26 “In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
Have you ever had someone tell you don’t be angry or you shouldn’t be sad? We’ll that’s like saying don’t be happy or excited. It just doesn’t make sense for someone to tell you not to express yourself. Our emotions give us signals for what is going on around us. If we use our emotions effectively we will draw closer to God.
This morning, I’m here to tell you it’s okay to be angry, just don’t stay that way. Even Jesus got angry. When we get angry we are saying that something or someone has ignited a strong feeling of displeasure within us caused by feeling wronged in some way. When you get angry, you should run to God and express your concerns to Him. Don’t go running to Facebook or Twitter blasting everyone you know. It’s okay to get angry, just don’t channel your anger to cause you to sin. Don’t allow the sun to go down on an issue and you begin allowing it to fester and grow into something that begins eating away at your heart, mind, and soul. It’s important to go to God and seek Him for guidance on how to handle that issue.
The problem with many believers today, is that we get angry, but then we stay there and become bitter. We walk around saying, “God is great”, but we can’t even forgive the brother or sister we see each and every day. Someone is walking around bound by anger because they chose to stay angry, instead of turning it over to God.
As children of God, we have to learn that it’s okay to be angry, just don’t stay that way. We have to learn to forgive others. We have to learn how to communication effectively and with grace to others who may have offended us. We have to learn to let things go. We have to learn to rush to resolve issues instead of allowing them to develop roots of bitterness in our hearts.
I’m here to say, if you want to be angry, that’s okay just don’t stay that way. Imagine where we would be if Jesus stayed angry with us? We would be dead and in our graves, but Jesus didn’t allow the sun to go down on His wrath. He forgave us. If you are angry today, I challenge you to turn it over to God. It’s time to let it go.
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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