Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:26–32
Key Verse: Ephesians 4:31
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
We cannot believe someone would commit such an act against us—cut us off in traffic, gossip about us, or show another form of disrespect. We wonder, What did I do to deserve this?
Getting a grip on our anger is imperative, especially when we are in the company of others who have not offended us. If we allow our anger to explode, everyone around us will sense its fury. Nothing can be gained from this. When anger comes, step away from the situation and take time to calm down. Tell God what you are feeling, then ask Him to defuse the situation.
When we acknowledge to God that we are angry, then He will help us identify the source of our frustration. He will also teach us how to deal with the situation from a godly perspective. God has a lesson for us to learn in every circumstance of life. Frustrations will come, and we will feel angry. However, we can say no to anger and yes to God’s ability to deal with our frustrations. Ask Him, “Lord, what do You want me to learn through this?”
When you pray this prayer, He will make His will clear. Anger will disappear once you know that God has a plan in mind that includes freedom and not frustration.
Lord, when I am angry, teach me to surrender my feelings to You and to ask, instead, what I am to learn. Make me willing to hear Your answer.