Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 97 Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“An angry man stirs up strife, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.” Proverbs 29:22 (NASB)
The one trying thing that most of us will be facing in this decade of changes and uncertainties is the issue of ‘anger’. Are you angry over the situation that you are facing now? Angry over the governing authorities?
Is anger a large part of your temperament or in your daily life?
What are you angry about – that sometimes you carry it within your heart?
Unresolved anger can express itself in a score of destructive ways including resentment, a negative critical attitude, hostility and hatred. It causes all sorts of problems both to the angry person and to those on whom he dumps his anger. Nothing spoken or done will look right or acceptable to you when you are angry over a person!
Repressed it can become super-charged and cause the angry person to explode and lash out and hurt people—even murder them, in extreme cases. Or it can cause a person to implode and ruin his physical health and also destroy his relationships.
Unresolved anger is like an emotional cancer and you either get rid of the “cancer” or in time the “cancer” will get rid of you—one way or another.
Furthermore, angry people are forever looking for pegs to hang their anger on. Instead of facing their own reality, they are forever looking for faults—real or imagined—in others on whom to dump their anger and blame them for it.
As was said, “ANGER is a feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your MIND.”
May we be filled with the Holy Spirit and in turn produce the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. (Gal.5:22)
Pr Lawrence Yap.