Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Disappointment and Anger

Today started out just like almost every day. I am thankful for the day the Lord gave me even though it has not been a good one. I guess we can't expect every day to be the perfect day, can we?

This has been a disappointing day. I have had several in the last week but the Lord had helped me through them but today has been different. I know the Lord is right by side to help me but because of the disappointment I have let anger step in. I know anger is something the Lord doesn't want us to have unless it would be righteous anger. If I could just cry I would probably feel better but for some reason I can't. I know if I continue to let the disappointment and anger to grow it will turn into something worse and I certainly don't want that.

Ephesians 4:31; "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you with all malice":

Now why would God want me to put away my anger? Well, for one thing right now it isn't hurting anyone but me but if I don't rid myself of this anger it will lead into other things. It doesn't make any difference who caused the disappointment that caused my anger; God wants me to rid myself of it. It is my responsibility to get rid of it. It is up to ME to do it.

Ephesians 4:26-27; "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
v. 27 Neither give place to the devil". If I don't start praying to be released from this anger it means the devil has already gotten his foot in the doorway. I don't want to give him any room at all.

Sometimes we know what is best but we don't do it and I have to remember I am hurting me, not anyone else. I need to forgive this person for disappointing me and then letting it turn into anger. I want to forgive them and pray for them. This is the first place to start and even though I know it is hard for me I know God will help me.

Dear Lord, I ask that you forgive me for letting my disappointment turn to anger. I ask that you help me to let go of this and to forgive this person and I ask that you would please bless them and keep them safe. Lord, I thank you and praise you for the victory over my disappointment and anger. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!


Debi said...

I know all too well that holding our anger and bitterness can make us a miserable person. That being said, it isn't easy to let go of it sometimes. Especially when at every turn you are reminded of 'it.' I am praying for you, Mama. I know you are hurt, just know that I'm sure it wasn't intentional. Unforunately, as we get older, we sometimes get put 'on the back burner' so to speak. One thing you CAN be certain of...GOD WILL NEVER DISAPPOINT YOU!

I love you and am praying for you to get past this...and I know you will!

Jenifer said...

People disappoint us. Period. It happens. It is what we do with that disappointment that matters. We can forgive the person and move on or wallow in it until it turns to anger. Great post.

Kandi said...


I am so sorry you are feeling this way, I don't know what is angering and hurting you but you will be on prayer list this morning. When someone hurts me or I am feeling angry, I think of Job, and that everything that touches us is filtered through God first, it doesn't always help what I am feeling, but it puts in the perspective that I should take it to God first before I let my feelings run amuck.

Blessings to you.

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

I'm very sorry to hear you've had a rough day Deane. It's very easy to find ourselves overwhelmed by negative emotions, and you're right in that if you don't "cut them off at the pass" they can turn into something much worse very quickly. Offering up your burdens at the foot of the cross and asking for God's forgiveness is absolutely the right path.

You're in my prayers as well.

Have a Blessed Day!