Sunday, April 26, 2009

Be Angry but Sin Not!!!

Anger...where does a God fearing saint put anger?

I felt I could blow flames out of my mouth this week. My anger was not for my needs but those that work under me. The Mamma Tiger came up in me. Thank God, Self control was present. I never said a word.

But I stewed for a day or two. I feel so much better about many things that came up in this fire blast. I won't go into details but it has stirred my thoughts on how we misunderstand ourselves.

I think I fear being angry. I'm wondering if I assume all anger is bad. That cannot be so, since God gave us anger. He Himself tells over and over in the Bible how He becomes angry and Jesus Christ displayed anger.

What do you do with anger?

6 comments:

Chatty Kelly said...

This is a tough one. I have a hard time with anger too. It's okay to have righteous anger, but since we are all sinners it's so hard to figure out who's righteous on the average issue (no one!).

When I see in the news a child was murdered or hurt - oh yes, righteous anger. But when I get annoyed at my children for their childish ways, or my husband for not meeting MY expectations...not so righteous.

Good post to make us think today!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

I have been hearing a lot about this lately!!! I sometimes stuff it. Then of course it blows out. Other times I lament it with GOd and He takes it and gives me hope. I wish at all times I could just walk and not sin in my anger. The emotion will come. I just don't want to sin and hurt others in it.
Much love,
Angela

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

I struggle with this too...sometimes things just get under my skin!! I read this book "She's gonna blow" which is a funny book about mom's and their anger with their kids. It really changed my perspective on what to get mad about and what to laugh about. More laughing than anger obviously!

ps-are you going to she speaks this summer??? I hope so!

Kurt Willems said...

I am one who has to process my anger. Sometimes the self-rebuke emerges and other times i realize that my 'righteous' anger is justified and calls for action!

Red Letter Believers said...

I am not one to get angry -- at least externally. Instead, I keep it inside and build resentment. Boy...is that healthy!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

I'm afraid that I don't get angry ENOUGH over righteous causes and that I get TOO angry over small petty things! I very often keep my anger inside and let it stew and that is not good either. We are all such a work in progress!

Love ya Kay!

Marilyn

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Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

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