March 3, 2013

Matthew 26:38 Then he said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.’

Maybe you are beginning to think ‘but I am different, I always get angry or sad or depressed’…

Well, guess what, you are not alone. When I say ‘we all do’ it may sound like hollow words, so don’t take my word, take the words of Jesus Christ!

Jesus was so overwhelmed that He felt like He was at the point of death. What did He do? He took time out and went to have a quiet word with God, just Him and God, alone. We do need to take time out and just be with God to listen to Him and pour our hearts out to Him because He is always there for us!

March 2, 2013

Jonah 4:9 But God said to Jonah, ‘Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?’ ‘It is,’ he said. ‘And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.’

Sounds a bit stupid when you hear someone else say something like that doesn’t it? But I’m sure we have all been there at some stage, being so angry that nothing else mattered… even being angry at things instead of people!

God’s Word shows us things like this so that we don’t have to go there; we don’t have to get so angry that it hurts, we don’t have to get so angry that we do stupid things…

We know what can happen, so stop and think before it gets out of hand.

March 1, 2013

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

How many times have you said something in anger only to look back and think about how stupid you were to say what you said. Be honest! We have all been there and we will probably go there again before the week is out, never mind the year…

God wants us to be patient in our actions and in our words because He knows that if we spend a few seconds thinking about what we are going to say before we speak, we may not end up saying things which we later regret.

Don’t look back and regret, wait and say it right the first time!

February 28, 2013

James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

It’s so easy to tell everyone that they should be listening properly, slow to answer back and slow to get angry; but actually doing that all while under fire is hard!

We cannot do this on our own because we are not disciplined enough, but if we are willing to ask God for help, He will give us the strength to slow down and concentrate on what should be done.

God has given us our bibles so that we can learn from His Word, His instructions, and receive His encouragement. Let it guide you…