Little Fox - Unresolved anger
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath, do not fret - it leads only to evil
In the crucibles of unresolved conflicts, Jesus provides a guiding light, encouraging us to approach disagreements with an amicable and rational spirit while deliberately steering clear of allowing anger to take control. The wisdom of Scripture echoes this sentiment, cautioning against being dominated by anger, recognizing its propensity to lead individuals into sin. On the contrary, Satan finds a fertile ground in prolonged anger, exploiting it to sow chaos and discord.
When conflicts remain unaddressed in an amicable, peaceful, and respectful manner, they have the potential to fester, giving rise to grudges and nurturing a deficit of forgiveness. This, in turn, contributes to the cultivation of long-term divisions and a lingering sense of bitterness within relationships. The importance of swift resolution becomes evident, urging us, dear brothers and sisters, to be quick in our willingness to listen, deliberate in our speech, and deliberate in our emotional responses, particularly in steering away from anger.
Recognizing that allowing human anger to dictate our actions falls short of producing the righteousness aligned with God's desires, there is a call to counteract this tendency. This involves a proactive effort to submit to the power of the Holy Spirit who in turn will produce in us his fruits which include self control. In moments of anger, you will then have the ability to self regulate by prohibiting this force to control you. When you are controlled by the sweet spirit of God, evil cannot prevail over you. An integral aspect of this process is the humble acceptance of the word of God planted within us, a powerful force capable of guiding our steps, especially in moments of conflict.
By consciously internalizing God's teachings, which say “do not let the sun go down on your anger” we establish a safeguard against giving the enemy a foothold during our most vulnerable moments. At any cost, the adversary often seeks to exploit anger as a tool to escalate and exaggerate situations. Thankfully, the wisdom of God's word shields us from displaying negative consequences associated with being controlled by anger such as verbal or physical violence, vengefulness, hatred and resentment. In essence, learning to resolve conflicts amicably becomes a crucial aspect of our walk with Christ. By doing so, we actively guard our families against the divisions and trauma that stem from conflicts driven by uncontrolled anger. This intentional commitment to conflict resolution contributes to a harmonious family dynamic while fostering an environment where love, understanding, and compassion prevail over the destructive forces of anger. Be the change you want to see.
Heavenly Father, grant us the wisdom to approach conflicts with amicability and rationality, steering clear of anger's control. May your Holy Spirit empower us with self-control, guiding our steps in moments of disagreement. Help us resolve conflicts swiftly, fostering a harmonious family dynamic rooted in love and compassion. In Christ's name, Amen.
by Pastor Dee