Buddy Hulsey, Retired Pharmacist & REAL MOMENTUM Board Member
READ James 1:20
Anger is a God given human emotion over which we have no control. We can control our response to it. It is our choice alone.
It’s no secret we live in an angry world that touches us all. The cost of uncontrolled anger has always been extremely high. The cure demands a determined discipline. The cost is often borne by those we love the most. Families are devastated, children abused and relationships broken. Anger is a learned response and if ignored will always grow.
Anger is a dangerous emotion. James 1:20 says that “Anger does not bring about the righteous life God desires.” It results in the less than the abundant life God intended for His children (John 10:10b).
Our greatest enemy to solving the anger problem is pride. God says, “I resist the proud and give grace to the humble.” Which one do you want?
The “world” addresses the problem via “Anger Management” and only treating the symptoms. Anger is a problem of the heart. Only Jesus can successfully cure, not treat, the problem of the heart (2 Cor 5:17). He along is the Way (John 14:6).
God’s solution in dealing with the problem of anger is found Ephesians 4:31… Simply PUT IT OFF.
God’s reward for our obedience:
- Joel 2:25, Lost years recovered.
- Isaiah 1:18, Sins as white as snow.
- Hebrews 13:5, You will NEVER be alone.
REMEMBER: HE WANTS US TO WIN, BUT WE HAVE TO WANT TO WIN AND “PUT OFF” ANGER FROM OUR LIVES.
Dear Father, empty me of everything that is of me. Fill me with everything that is of You. In me there dwells no good thing. In You there is nothing that is not good. By your grace, enable me to look like You and not me.
From the @Real_Momentum App for Today: Anger is a dangerous emotion. #realmomentum