Overcome Anger!

22/02/2022 00:00 - 23:00

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice”Ephesians 4:31 (NIV). 

Most of everyone who has used an electric device is familiar with a small piece of machinery that may cause it to stop working, especially if the current is too high. It is called a fuse. The fuse is an essential part of electrical devices acting as a stop gap to wild currents that may cause the break out of fire.

If say an electric flat iron has been carrying too much heat the fuse may blow up. Likewise when our bodies are loaded with so much heat they too can blow up, if just to release all that energy within.

Anger is one current if one carries it for so long which may render a person’s fuse to blow up. Anger is energy that needs to be released. If a person has been going around seething with anger, if not channeled out constructively, in the end they may just blow up.

For that reason, for the good of our lives, we should as the Apostle Paul advises, “get rid of bitterness, rage and anger” which is for our good health. Because we do not live in a perfect world with perfect people there will always be something every now and then to upset any of us. But to live a victorous Christian life we must learn to practice the habit of forgiveness instead of holding on to that anger.

Of course sharing is also helpful, but where that avenue is not available, then do forgive as you have been forgiven! “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4: 32).

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I free myself of all anger and bitterness, to live a completely victorous life in you, this I pray in Jesus’s name.