Day 102 – Anger Stirs Up Trouble

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‘An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.’ Proverbs 29:22

The fact of the matter is that anger causes people to transgress. ‘People with quick tempers cause a lot of quarrelling and trouble’ (GNT). If you find that anger is one of your weaknesses you must address it, pray for God’s help, and take specific actions to combat your anger; spend time in the Word and tell yourself you can change.

The CEB version says ‘angry people stir up conflict’. Conflicts are bound to happen both in the family and in the marketplace. This is because we are all wired differently, and that means we will respond to comments or situations differently. Someone’s behaviours might actually make you feel angry! The question is, what do you do? The answer is, ensure you do not respond to the situation in anger. That will stir up the conflict that already exist! Rather, calm down, think through and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you to respond in ways that will lead to resolving the existing conflict (and I am sure that is what you really want).

‘Angry people stir up a lot of discord; the intemperate stir up trouble.’ (MSG). Professional persons lose everything when they are supposed to be going for the gold because of anger. Leave anger out of your dealings in life, else, accept the consequences; ‘…a furious man aboundeth in transgression.’ May God give you wisdom to exercise control over your temper. It will be well with you today in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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