Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get upset about one thing or another. As a wife and Mama, it can be easy to get mad without ever leaving the house. Getting angry is a temptation, whether at home, or out and about. If it’s let go, it will lead to sin.
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
Asking God to help me sort through my feelings when I’m upset isn’t my natural response. My natural response is to lash out.
“Look at what you’ve done!”
“You don’t care about me!
“All you do is complain!”
Whether my feelings are hurt or I’m just plain angry, I have to make a choice.
The Bible says a quick-tempered women (person) does foolish things (Proverbs 14:17) and everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for woman’s (man’s) anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires (James 1:19-20).
But a women who is self controlled is to be better than the mighty or one who takes a city (Proverbs 16:32). She will have great understanding (Proverbs 14:29).
We can give in to the sinful nature and please the flesh, or we can surrender ourselves to the control of the Holy Spirit and please God. Let’s pray to be a woman who walks in the spirit today, and everyday.
I confess that my feelings get hurt and I get angry over things that are often petty, and my response is not one that pleases You. Please forgive me. Today I choose to serve You, and overcome being overly sensitive or petty. Teach me to be self controlled, quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. Remind me to call on You when my flesh is weak, so that You can deliver and empower me to walk in the Spirit. Thank you for the promise of understanding when I do.
In Jesus Name