All in all my life is good. I have been blessed and still am! I have a wonderful family, a job, and there is food on the table. When life gets too busy I seem to freak out. Pressure builds with everything going on in my life and I want to respond with a tempered reaction. It seems that when work is heavy and people are demanding things from every direction, something happens! I loose it and do not keep the attitude I should. Why do we do this?
How can the Bible help?
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. Psalm 37:8 ESV
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. Proverbs 14:29 ESV
For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:20 ESV
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, Ephesians 4:26 ESV
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Ephesians 4:31 ESV
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; James 1:19 ESV
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 ESV
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 ESV
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20 ESV
Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 ESV
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. Proverbs 15:18 ESV
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Proverbs 29:11 ESV
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 103:8 ESV
Is this wisdom? Do you agree with these statements? Are you glad that God is merciful, gracious, slow to anger, and steadfast? Are you willing to seek to live this way?
Please pray now for anyone who is reading this will be able to follow God’s Word during the stress of life!
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