In which we let our anger go

Jennifer Dukes Lee

Jennifer is the author of Love Idol (Tyndale Momentum, 2014)

You forgot to pay the electric bill. Someone left the milk out overnight. You missed a deadline, and your son missed the bus.

Your heartbeat elevates, and your nerves stand on edge. You’re a wee bit angry at the world, and at the kids, and mostly at yourself.

You’ve been overmatched by your to-do list,

overloaded by your boss,

overextended at church,

and overlooked by a friend.

You’re feeling overwrought, overrun, overshadowed, overstrung.

It’s been a bad day, huh? And you just want it to be … over.

Yeah, I’ve been there.

The Bible didn’t say we couldn’t be angry.

But it does say to let the anger slip away,

before the sun slips out of sight.

Before the day is over …

could we hand the hurt and anger over?

“Be angry, and yet …

do not sin.

Do not let the sun go down on your anger.”

– Ephesians 4:26

Dear one, what has put you over the edge? How can we pray for you today?

 

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2 Responses to "In which we let our anger go"

  • Katie says:

    Wondering if the home we are buying is the right decision? I thought I was listening to God, but now I’m not so sure. I have trouble distinguishing between the Spirit’s leadings and my own wants. Feeling slightly taken advantage of/exploited. Praying that God will fix the situation-that he will take all the pieces and that everything would work out according to His will.

  • Wendy says:

    I am in this place so many days lately. I want to enjoy life again. I want to enjoy my children, and not just focus on what they do wrong. I want to feel like I am loved, worthy, and a winner, not a failure! Pray the Lord will help me see myself through His eyes and not the world’s eyes. And that He helps me overcome the dark cloud hanging over me right now and that I am able to finish my BS degree this semester. It would feel so good to finally finish that. Thanks!

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