I believe this is a very important reminder for every individual, especially the youth. If not reminded to me by God, i would not be writing this. I hope and pray that…well, maybe not all of you but most of you… will consider what i have to say…
Anger – it is called a deadly sin. True. Everyone feels angry once in a while. It is a normal human emotion. We can’t stop it yet we can prevent and control it. Psalms 4:4 says “In your anger, do not sin.” God did not say that we won’t get angry. Eventually there will be something that will ignite our inner flames.
1 Corinthians 10:13 “…And God s faithful. he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
There is a way out. We can prevent making mistakes caused by our anger. This may not only apply to anger but to other emotions as well – love, fear, anxiety, disappointment, insecurity, and so much more.
Anger may give a person great potential. It may cause a person to be better than the world. It can cause a person to fight. It can give self-esteem and confidence in one’s self. Yet it makes us completely vulnerable to the enemy, Satan. It can cause a lot of people a great amount of harm, to them and to the people around them. Some people, when angry, can cause the people around them to be angry too. It is a horrible habit. (I can testify to that ^_^.) But anger must not be shared but rather stopped. How? Simple… Counsel. Not just any counsel, but GODLY counsel.
“What’s the difference? They’re practically the same right?” Sorry folks, but they are very different. Yes, they both require sharing and listening, but Godly counsel allows God to be the center of the conversation. In Godly counsel we are able to see and hear how God sees our situation. The main idea is to let God speak through the Holy Spirit and listen to what he wants us to know and realize.
People, i speak out of deep concern. Do not let sin be tolerated. We people are circuits. We can only take so much. And when we tolerate it, we snap! We short circuit. We stop working. The lights are turned off and we can’t think straight. Godly counsel is our circuit breaker. When we feel like the stress or the feeling is too much, we should immediately seek Godly counsel. Don’t hesitate to grab its opportunity. Find someone you can trust. Seek it before you do anything you might just regret. Don’t wait until the enemy slowly devours you just because of how you feel. Its normal to be angry. Again, “In your anger, do not sin.” And its only when we cool down that we start working again.
Sometimes just by having someone to talk to and listen to your problems is enough, because knowing God sent these people to encourage you is enough for us to take one step away from the pitfall of sin. Just let it out gently on someone who is capable of telling you what the bible says.
It may not be a full load solution, but it really helps. Slowly we will become closer to God and sooner we will learn to face these emotions with God alone. The bible says “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37. We can conquer our struggles with emotions. We just need a little help. We all do. There are no exemptions. Hebrews 10:25 “Let us not give up meeting together…” God says don’t quit. Talk to each other about your concerns. “…encourage one another…” Chillax. Laugh… “a cheerful heart is good medicine.” Even Jesus Christ felt angry a few times “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) Jesus controlled his emotion. He has gone through every temptation, yet overcame it all. He did not let the enemy use his emotions to cause sin. He stood firm with faith in God. He did what God told him to do. He heard what God had to say. We are capable of the same. Don’t let anger devour you. Seek Godly counsel.
PS: Again, it is normal to be angry. “In your anger DO NOT SIN.”