Living Free Every Day®
A ministry of LivingFree.org
Monday, April 25, 2016
"Let us test and examine our ways." (Lamentations 3:40 NLT)
Thoughts for Today
Consider this …
Although we may not want to admit it, everyone does get angry. Think about it. Anger is one of the earliest emotions expressed by an infant. As the baby develops some security with parents, he or she will begin to display anger and rage, usually because of an unmet need. We have all seen that sweet little baby stiffen his body, take on an angry facial expression, and scream in anger. As adults, we may not display our anger in the same ways a baby does. Sometimes we may verbalize or lash out in some way, but often we will deny the anger—even to ourselves.
Father, if I'm going to be honest with you—and with myself—I must confess I have been harboring anger. Forgive me for not admitting it sooner. Help me understand the source of my anger and give me wisdom about how to deal with it. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
Anger: Our Master or Our Servant by Larry Heath. This study offers a clear explanation of anger, what causes it, and how to recognize when you are sinning with anger. It not only ministers to church members, but serves as a powerful evangelistic tool. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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