GIVE IT TO GOD
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:31,32 KJV
I used to have a terrible temper before I invited Jesus into my heart to be my personal Saviour. I was angry all the time. Jesus gave me a new heart and took the anger, hatred and bitterness away. I still get angry at times but as soon as I realize what is happening, I give it to God and ask Him to help me.
One of the most vicious attacks from satan is when he tempts us to be angry with each other and say and do things that not only hurts others but also hurts God and breaks His heart. It is okay to be angry as long as we forgive the ones who hurt us just as God forgives us when we hurt Him.
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil” (Ephesians 4:26, 28). When we go to bed angry without forgiving the ones who have hurt us, the devil uses that to cause problems with one another. It’s like putting coal on a fire. We must forgive from our heart.
How dare you and I go to a Holy God and ask Him to forgive us if we’re not willing to forgive those who have hurt us? There was only one perfect person who ever lived or will live and His name is Jesus. We hurt others just as they hurt us. If we don’t forgive from our heart, we haven’t forgiven them.
Heavenly Father, we’re sorry that we hurt You at times when we don’t forgive the ones who hurt us. Help us to love one another unconditionally. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweMarch 31, 2015