237 – Blood Boiling Anger
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There are those days when you get mad then you get over it. Then there are days when it takes you a bit longer to get over the anger. But once in a while, you have a day when your blood feels like it is boiling. Your anger is seeping through ever pour. Any slight wrong comment from anyone and you are like Denis Leary biting someone’s head off. Today was one of those days.
Maybe it was lack of sleep or stress. Maybe it was children who didn’t want to listen or wouldn’t let you have one second to breathe. But the blood is boiling. I hate this feeling. I know that we should forgive and move on On some days like today, the fire of anger builds and it is hard to let it go.
What do you do when your blood boils with anger?
Scripture on Anger
- A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs 15:1
- But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. – Matthew 5:22
Proverbs and Psalms are filled with scripture about anger and being a fool. That anger only brings about the downfall of people. I know that anger isn’t useful in this form. I need to find an outlet and let it go. Most days, it’s easy to let it go. Some days though, when the blood is boiling it is hard.
I don’t want to be the fool who is in danger of the fires of hell. At the same time, I don’t want to act rashly to ruin a relationship. I could see the sadness and fear in my youngest eyes when I was yelling at her. When I told her I didn’t want to cuddle her the way she was behaving. But then, through the Holy Spirit, I softened my heart. I sat with her, rubbed her back, and we had forgiveness.
It’s not about NOT getting angry. It’s about seeking, giving, and receiving forgiveness for that anger.
Have you ever been so mad your blood boils? What did you do? I challenge you to think of an outlet for that anger before it happens. In the heat of the moment, it’s very difficult. Ask the Lord for guidance and he will answer.
Lord, I confess that I let the anger get the better of me. I am sorry for that. Please help me to channel the anger into a positive outlet. Help me to seek, give, and receive forgiveness. Amen.