Originally published Friday, 18 August 2017.
Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. – Psalm 4:4 ESV
Hello Beloved! We’re continuing our series called “Matters of the Heart” as we work our way through the Psalms to help us develop and maintain emotional wellness by learning how to honestly respond to our feelings and how to process our emotions in a healthy way.
Today we are talking about anger. As women I think we feel we need to be these nurturing care takers that are always so soft and sweet and never get angry. And as Christians I think we have this false idea that to feel anger is sinful and not Christ like. So we don’t really like to admit when we’re angry because we think it’s bad to be mad.
So let’s make this very clear. It is not sinful to feel angry. However, if we allow anger to stay in our hearts then not only will it completely destroy our joy and peace but it’s an open door for the enemy to take advantage of us and lead us into sin. So how can we manage this emotion in a healthy way that respects our souls and honors God? We’re answering this question and more in this week’s video devotional “What Does the Bible Say About Anger?” Enjoy!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being my defender and protector. Please reveal any anger I may have in my heart and grant me the strength to handle it in a way that honors me and gives you glory. In Jesus Christ Name I pray. Amen.
Now it’s your turn to chat on this topic Beloved! Today I want you to comment and let me know, what makes you angry girl? I’m excited to chat more in the comments.
For more on this topic watch my video “How to Speak the Truth in Love“. And for even more encouragement from Beloved including Daily Devotionals, practical advice for everyday Christian living, Bible studies and more, be sure to download the Beloved Women Mobile app available in the Apple App and Google Playstores or visit www.belovedwomen.org.