Scripture in the Morning #106
We need to have all anger and resentment and frustration removed from us in order to be best prepared to serve. We need to get on our knees and ask the Lord to remove from us the desire to dwell on things that move us to frustration and anger. We need His grace to fix our thoughts on that which is good. It all starts with the Lord taking our mind to where it need be…
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
So… what causes you to be frustrated and angry when you think about it? Is it politics? If so, stop thinking about politics and no longer choose to have exposure to it.
Is it world events in general that are discouraging and causing worry? If so, dwell not on what cannot be controlled or changed by you and simply do what you can for your part. As the passage says – do not let the sun go down on your anger…
Ephesians. 4:26,27 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.
One full day is too long to dwell on things that bring you to anger.
Does following sports cause you to be bitter, angry or frustrated? If so, logic and reason says stop following it.
Whatever it is that causes you to be angry and frustrated -as far as it is possible for you to do so – stop exposing yourself to it and stop thinking about it. Pray that the Lord remove from you the desire to dwell on such things.
We need a heart that is thankful, hopeful and prepared to serve and bless others. Anything that gets in the way – and based on 200+ verses our own personal anger, frustration and lack of contentment does exactly that – it gets in the way of our being what we are called to be.
May the Lord move us to dwell in our thoughts on that which is Philippians 4:8 – and may He protect us and our loved ones from our anger and the sin that results from any anger that remains in us.