The day always begins anew…fresh with no mistakes in it…yet. Full of peace and a resolution to not be angry at all today. A holding tightly to the fresh peaceful new day…this is what we awaken to. A desire to live today in peace, filled with joy, twinkling eyes, laughter and smiles. Yet, often, somehow, somewhere, throughout the days many hours we’ve lost our way. Once again we find ourselves angry, yet again.
How is this possible, we desire to be joyful…peaceful and we begin each day with this resolve. Why must we fight this being angry every day and how will we ever overcome it? When will our lives be free from the anger inside?
You’re Blessed…Don’t be Angry
What if instead of giving into anger, we chose instead to find the blessing in the difficulty? The teachable moment instead of rising anger, the gift of hands to clean the floor yet again instead of hardened anger, the hard work of a husband who “can’t find the hamper” instead of slinging angry voices raised.
This finding of blessings a midst the struggles and failures of our days, this will be about peace…joy…soaring of the soul…a wonder of all things God has blessed us with.
Let Go of Being Angry
Sometimes anger seeps deep within our soul, so deep we don’t often know it still lies within us. It lurks inside waiting for the perfect storm to rise. These angry moments often come unseen….without warning…dashing all our peace and joy apart.
How are we to rise above the anger we can’t even see? When will we ever be free from being angry?
God alone sees the deepest part of you and me. He knows the wounds that anger fills. The scars that yearn to heal, but anger continues to right apart. God gazes on our wounded lives and hearts.
When the anger within us goes deep…so deep we don’t even know it’s there, we must ask AND allow God to reveal these hurt places… He alone can take away those anger triggers that sit waiting to burst.
Remember God’s words about casting down. The instruction He gave us to have all our cares taken away? This…this is how we begin to let anger go. In this alone will we be quieted. In letting go…we will find peace.
1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
Rest and Peace for You
Having a life that is not angry…this is what God desires for us. He longs for us to rest in Him, to see the blessings He sends our way, to lay those angry moments down when they find their way into our day. Peace, that is what God wants to be ours in place of anger.
Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Rest in Him.
Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”