Monday, November 14, 2011

Anger: Be Angry, But Do Not Sin

Friends, have you been angry lately? Have you ever been angry? Be totally honest!! Totally honest, well, yes, of course I have been angry before. Especially recently, due to certain events in my life. What, did you think I was happy, about having a stroke, and my brain swelling? Do you think I am happy about the fact, that my brain continues to swell, and I have a blocked artery(100%) in the left back of my brain? No, of course I am not happy about any of this. Am I, or have I been angry? You better believe it my friends. Steam has not come out of my ears, and thank God, I have not blown any gaskets. But, yes, I have experienced anger. I am not perfect, far from it, but praise God, I am saved by His beautiful grace. Anger is not a good thing, a terrible emotion. But, my friends, sometimes we need to express our true emotions. Please do not misunderstand me,  I do not want you to express your anger by hurting others, that is a sin. Do not be angry at the person, be angry at the sin. Pray for them, keep the peace my friends.  In my case, I am angry at the stroke, and my brain swelling, and my diabetes. Not at my Father God, He has not done anything wrong, He loves me, cares about me, and He saved my life. How could I , or why would I, be angry at Him? Never!! I hate that I had a stroke, and that my brain is swelling, so I pray, pray, pray totally against my stroke, and brain swelling. I tell them both, on a daily basis, to go back to hell where they belong, and leave my brain alone!!! I love you sweet friends.


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

...and you know dear sweet Denise...WE LOVE YOU TOO!

Melanie said...

Hi, Denise,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm always happy to make a new friend. :)
I'm so glad to see your problems haven't made you bitter or angry toward God. I have a family member who has been through a lot, and is very angry at God. It's heart-breaking.
I'll be keeping you in my prayers. Please feel welcome to visit again anytime. :)

Wanda's Wings said...

Sometimes it hard not to be angry. Even Jesus got angry at times. We just have to direct that anger in the right direction (Satan). Praying for you. You are so strong in your love for Christ.

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise,
This saddens me deeply my sister in Christ with what you are going through, I will continue praying in the name of our Lord Jesus for complete healing for you!

Thank you Denise so much for your comments on my blog . . . Humble Path.

MyJourneyBack said...

You bless many each time you write. I am glad Marsha came for a visit! Thanks for sharing with us all. And thanks for encouraging me.
Love, Sherry

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

... and how could we not LOVE YOU, DENISE?

This was one of my worst emotions to battle with and overcome. Yes, you are so right. And thank you for your sweet transparency.

I stuffed much of my anger and it went unnoticed until one day, I exploded and not at the right people or things... did I need to get a handle on this? I sure did.
Did i need some anger management?
Ohh yeah... Did it take me a while to sort it all out and understand my anger? ... yep. But not once was I angry at God or with God. Mostly me. And then another somebody... but the real enemy is the enemy of our souls that wants to get a hold
of us anyway possible and drive a wedge between us and God or others.
Yes, Denise, many lessons learned along this anger route... and when I thought I was all done with it. Dump! along comes some more stuff to get angry about... did I go looking for this? No way. Did I better understand? Not really. But by the grace of God, I could see that the enemy was trying to steal my JOY and the LIFE that God has blessed me with... and so I ask God to remove this thorn... and instead He showed me how to deal with it like Jesus, be angry at the sin not ever the sinner (you said this too) ... and the circumstances, the situation allow God to work good from the not so good, be angry and sin not... Jesus' anger' was justified. But you know, I never even liked it when Jesus showed His anger and dumped the tables of the vendors to prove that God's house was a house of prayer... and prayer is not a vending machine... nor bought or sold goods, nor a place to exchange merchandise, but people still do. And I think God is still angry. But He loves us even more.

Good points on anger Denise! And, I think if I were you, I would be angry too... and then my day of awakening would come... and my anger would be directed to whom it should be... Thank You God for showing us how to deal with our anger and holding back Your wrath against us, who deserve it now as in days of the OT, but please, O Lord have mercy on us and deliver us from evil and further destruction. Teach us Your ways!
Soften hearts and change our tempers as You direct and channel our anger to bring forth justice and Your love. In Jesus Name...