Monday, April 7, 2014

Angry? Here's a Plan~

What do you do when angry gets on you
so thick you feel it in every single muscle and every single part of your body?

What do you do when angry gets a hold of you
so tight you feel it strangling the very breath out of you?

What do you do when angry gets full reign of your thoughts and emotions
so completely it flings you every which way but loose?

What do you do when angry gets the better of you
and leaves you with nothing but worse?

What do you do when angry gets you?

All of you?

Every last bit of you?

You remember the words found in Ephesians 4:26.
Words that were written not only upon the pages of Holy scripture, but written upon your heart.
Words you have tucked deep inside the deepest part of your heart for a time such as this.

You wield your sword of the Spirit and you stand your ground against the enemy of your soul.
The very one hoping you
let anger win,
let anger sin,
let anger fling wide open the entrance to your heart and life.

You be angry, but sin not.
You don't let the sun go down on your wrath.

You fall to your knees and you cry out to your God.

"Help me, God."

You take hold of that which is trying to take hold of you
and you place it all in the hands of your God.

Because,


if


you


don't,


you give place for Satan to barge right in.

It's why Ephesians 4:26 was written -
to protect you and I and to warn us about the devil lurking in the Ephesians 4:27 places of our life.

26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath
 (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) 
last until the sun goes down.
27 Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].

If we don't deal with our anger,
if we don't give it up before the sun goes down,
if we don't drive it out of us before it drives us to sin,
if we don't let it go and let God take control of it,
it becomes
an invitation,
a welcome sign,
a "come on in and create havoc in my life",
a golden opportunity,
for the devil.

What do you do when angry gets
so close to consuming the very all of you?

You give it ALL to God.

Every last bit of it.

You live out Ephesians 4:26.

You open your heart to God.
You invite His Spirit
to flood over you,
to cleanse you,
to release you,
to set you free,
and in turn,
to shut,
to bolt tight,
to completely secure,
the door to your heart.

You leave Satan on the outside looking in.
Ineffective.
Unable.
Defeated.

You give up your "angry" to God,
so that the only one angry then,
is the devil, himself. ~♥








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1 comment:

  1. Stacy,
    I desperately needed this today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    ReplyDelete

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