There is a lot to be ANGRY about! There is betrayal hurt, lies, loss of dreams, debt, loss of companionship, loss of some family and some friends, your home,… What are you doing with YOUR anger? Anger wrongly SUPPRESSED or wrongly EXPRESSED can hurt you and those who love you, in the short or long run.
As you think back on issues regarding anger that struck you as you watched the video, evaluate yourself and your responses throughout this week.
Ephesians 4:26 says, “In your anger do not sin”. What kind of anger is sinful? How would you instruct someone as to the difference between good anger and bad? Do you express good anger and not feel guilty about it? (!!) What can anger “stuffed” do to hurt you or your ‘temple’? Do yourself a favor and find someone “safe” to express your anger to. (And its not someone who says, “now don’t be angry”…!) Write out your anger on paper, then put it down. How does this feel? Is there release?
What does God say about Revenge? (Romans 12:19, 2 Thessalonians 1:6) You can have victory over bad anger in your life by letting the Holy Spirit guide you. (Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 3:16 )
Our goal then, is to feel the anger, identify all that we feel and are angry about, with regard to our wayward spouse, that addicted spouse who was not there for Relationship, the verbally/physically abusive spouse who destroyed rather then blessed us, and the absent spouse who abandoned Relationship.
If you can deal with your anger in a healthy healing way, your life will be more peaceful, contented and serene. Eventually, even praying for that person’s soul can help. If there is a root of bitterness growing in your soul, you may find yourself continuously making sarcastic remarks about the wayward spouse. You may find yourself hoping for evil to befall them. Or you may hear yourself whining about how they are getting away with…… Don’t you worry, God promises that we all reap what we sow. There are consequences to wrong choices. Life here is short. Our pain from this ‘swat’ of the devil origin, will heal. We may have a scar, but God promises that all things can work together for good for those who love Him and put Him front and Center. (Romans 8:28)
Any additions, discoveries in your homework, or epiphanies this week?