Follow His example

Hm, sounds a bit like the psalmist (David) might’ve been hot under the collar. Last week I talked about grief—an emotion to which we can all relate. What about anger? Ever gotten angry? Anger is something that can get the best of, well, the best of us. Sometimes anger is appropriate—like when it’s aimed toward injustice or cruelty. But most of the time when we’re mad, it’s because someone’s done something to us personally. It can be really tempting in those moments to seek revenge. And that’s exactly the opposite of what we as believers should do. Think about Jesus standing before Pontius Pilate. He remained silent against the accusations and He allowed God to work out the situation to the best end result. Anything we face is likely to be less than what Jesus went through, but we can follow His example when anger starts to well up within us. It’s better to depend on the Lord to defend and restore us. Remember what Paul said in Ephesians 4: “Be angry and sin not.” Anger is an emotion that’s going to snag us, but we keep it from getting control of us when we turn the situation over to God instead of handling it in our human, emotional way.

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