Posted November 8, 2012on:
Nope, not a misspelling… yet, lol.
My bi-polar is in full swing today folks.
I do apologise; mostly because I WANT to let the angry-side take over. It is so unbelievably frustrating for me to live in a household full of adults who can’t seem to follow a few freakin’ rules. I can feel my blood pressure boiling and pulsing right now I am so angry. And, YES, I actually want to STAY angry. Sometimes a righteous anger is cleansing.
Note Jesus when he came to the temple and it was NOT being used as a house of worship, but a common trading store. His righteous anger boiled and he ‘chased them with whips’.
MATTHEW 21:10-14 – N.I.V.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”
MARK 11:15-17 – N.I.V.
On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”
JOHN 2:15-17 – N.I.V.
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” (bold & italics MINE.)
Do I feel MY anger is as justifiable as Jesus’? Err, no. And YES!
It is justifiable, but I should still release the hurt, pain and frustration I feel when people, (close family relations) ignore or subvert my efforts. I should. But I’m not Jesus, so I have to go on my knees and ask Him to release the grip Satan is trying to establish over me (and I am willing to let consume me). It’s a struggle, battling the WANT to knock their heads together and the URGE to toss those dishes they left scattered all over the house at them as they sleep.
But, by the GRACE OF GOD, I can find my happy spot. It doesn’t mean the anger and frustration is gone. It just means, that BECAUSE I can speak to God and hand this to Him, asking for His Spirit to forgive ME for my anger and to help me FORGIVE their lazy, ungrateful butts, I will not sit and stew all day. I GIVE it to God daily and He will change my attitude towards their constant ignoring of my requests.
This is so true. Sleeping with anger will cause a restless night and anxious days. GIVE IT TO THE LORD! Then, stop taking it back! Let the Lord deal with it. Just continue to praise Him and wait on HIS deliverance. Continuing to rant and rave will only cause ulcers and baldness. Justifiable anger is good. People NEED to know when they’ve ticked you off, even if it’s YOUR problem. But harbouring or gloating over your rage isn’t God’s way. Complaining and moaning to those who are outside of the situation only adds fuel to the misery. (It does clear your mind, though, as long as you SHARE your misery, NOT wallow in it!)
EPHESIANS 4:29-32 – N.I.V.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Dear Lord, I ask that You take my frustration and heal it. Close the festering wounds that I allow to open and that drives the infection deeper; cleanse me from my anger. Let Your Spirit wash over and renew mine that I may be more effective for Your kingdom. Be with all who chance to read this and remind them to release their problems to You so that You can add the freedom that comes from having the hurt, anguish, frustration, pain, misery; lifted and the peace from knowing someone else will be taking care of the difficulty; working behind the scenes. I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
JOHN 14:14-16 – N.I.V.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. “If you love me, keep my commands.
JOHN 16:22-24 – N.I.V
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
*happier now; Praise God*
- “My Father’s house” (part one) (sharperthanatwoedgedsword.wordpress.com)
- “My Father’s house” (part two) (sharperthanatwoedgedsword.wordpress.com)
- It’s Okay to not be Okay (sometimes) (imjusttryingtolive.wordpress.com)
- Bitterness, rage and anger (dailylivingministries.wordpress.com)
- Mixing Sacred and Profane (breadforthebride.wordpress.com)
- Trying to Figure It Out 103112 (mennonitepreacher.wordpress.com)
- Never Let Someone…. (highlyfavored74.wordpress.com)
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