In ths life, we may not have seen any other form of feelings and state of mind that weakens the immunity to sin other than this wild, ablazing, agitating kind of feeling known as anger. It causes too much problem for a christian who is separated to live a life of righteousness in Christ. Most of the sins that christians commit are related one way or another to anger. I cannot recall any of the transgressions I have made without feeling anger in me.
The big question is why do we still feel angry after receiving all of the blessings of Love of God gave it to us through Christ? God gave us a beautiful gift that is more precious than anything in life. He gave us his son’s life.
So much anger needs so much work. Anger needs conversion as in energy transformation in to some other form of energy that is useful for us.
Anger seems to have more controlling power than anything in christian’s lives even adultery or any other sin.
God gave the most precious gift who is Jesus who is full of love and compassion. After all of that, still we can feel inside a burning flame of anger. This doesn’t mean we are hateful to any body. No... at least for a while..
Of course we do love our brothers and sisters as our own flesh and blood. We know we have no problem with that. But this anger we have can go after and destroy everything we did and possibly what we will do in the future. Is it possible to get over with it once and for all?
Before answering that let’s ask our selves why are we even angry in the first place? I believe we are angry for everything and every wrong thing that has happened in our lives. I don’t know if it is because of our bad friends, family members or us or God. But we will feel this strong desire to destroy everything we build and if we do not deal with our anger quickly, things would and could happen in our lives that we will regreat latter in our lives.
Anger is a very distracive attitude we have and it is very dangerous if it is not dealt with in its earliest stages. Major failures we have in our lives are one of the resons we feel angry inside.
Well I guess there is no one who comes to this day without experiencing a great failure. We all have failed one way or another at some point of our lives and we will continue to fail. It is all natural. It is also possisble that someone has caused us a lot of grief that we have to pay someones wrong actions by living a sorrowful lives the rest of our lives. This is also one way of living unhappy life that could have a huge impact in our lives.
Do you know that if anger is converted to hate then it will be equivaliet to murder? Now we may feel we are not murderers at all and we will never be one. How can anybody expect us to be a murderer? Right? Well it could be wrong.. kind of.. why? Because the word of God specifically teaches us that if any body for what so ever reason hate his brother, he is a murderer already.
It always amazes me the deapth of the wisdom of God that is preseneted in the word of God.
1 John 3:15 - Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal lives residing in him.
The word of God is telling us that murder or any other sin is conceived and executed in the heart first. Then the acutal implementation will take place lattter. So when a person is filled with bitterness and anger, there is a good chance that it will take a higher form of sin called hate which is equvalent to death. So why do we even bother to go that path - the path to destruction?
You may say, “… but where shall I put this anger that has come to me for the reason of so many disappointments and failures. What can I do with it?”
We also know that it is going to hurt somebody if it gets a little time. So we have to remove it as soon as possible where ever possible in to deserted and isol
ted area where no body gets hurt.
Well according to the enemy’s persecution statements, we have been accused of adulatary, making God’s name unrespectable among the world (those who doesn’t know God). He already accused us of abusing the gifts we get from the Lord- abusing of energy, abusing of time, abusing of many wonderful opportunities, abusing of money.
Most of all he has accused us of not respecting the Almighty and not to fear him accoridningly. He accused us of unfaithfullness - in all of these things I mentioned above.
And it comes to God’s attention that we did all of this sinful things – sexual immoralities – and may be God literally starts to take some actions on us. It could be manifested with so much barreness lateley all because he abandoned us. So much disgrace so much failures and so much sorrow because of these. For this reason we might feel more angry once more again.
Most of all this process continues and it doesn’t look like it has an end. When more anger causing factor are introduced in to our lives together with the previous ones.
Even we will be the most successful person in the world, but we still be angry. Even every gate of evil doors are broken, but we still be angry. Something our anger has no end like the ocean.
It is like a trust that never gets satisfed. Like a great fire that ablazes more when you add little water on it. May be it will never end till he comes. Only Jesus can take all of that hurt and take away all the bitterness. Only he can wash away the wounds with his wounds and the pain with his pain.
That is why his flesh was broken and his blood was drained from him drop by drop in the cross so that we may be forgiven out of our infirmites bit by bit and little by little. The blood of Jesus is still fresh not only to cleanses us from the guilt of sin but also takes away the pain and misery we have been dealing with all the days of our lives.
All it takes is a little bit of trust and the leap of faith.
We have also mentioned the issue of energy conversion to change the anger in to some form of good work. It could be helping the needy or do other good samaritan work. With a great level of obedience, I am confident that the Lord will make every bad thing that is already happened in our lives change to a good thing. For many, now is the time to celebrate and be joyful while we feel sorrow. But times will change and we will feel happy and joyful like them because we already fix our eyes on the Lord.
It is a good thing to see both the evil and the good as one is defined in relation to the other. Devil is a very smart one. He has caused all the problems and still he is the one accusing us of doing the bad thing. We are tested like gold is tested with fire but if we do our job faithfully with all our heart, temptaion will set apart from us. We will build our nestes on the cliefs of the highest mountains where no evil can touch us or our familes, in Jesus Name, Amen.
Related scriptures in the Bible..
Romans 2:8- He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored
1 Corinthians 13:5- But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger
2 Corinthians 12:20 - It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs
Ephesians 4:26 - For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, ar
ogance and disorder
Ephesians 4:31- "In your anger do not sin" [ Psalm 4:4] : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
Colossians 3:8 - Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice
1 Timothy 2:8 - But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips
Hebrews 3:11 - I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing
Psalm 95:7-11 - So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'
Hebrews 4:3 - Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.' "
Hebrews 11:27 - By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible
James 1:20 - For man's anger does not bring about the righteous lives that God desires