The destruction of deep seated anger is life changing. It changes you in deep places that only God knows about.
You know, when a cat (or dog) gets a wound, its defense is to close it up within hours. That would seem like a good thing, right? NOT! The wound has taken in bacteria and becomes swollen and festered. It requires repeated opening and cleaning by the owner of the cat until the infection is gone and the skin can heal. The healing process is slow, from the inside out.
That is what happens to us when we harbor anger and unresolved issues.
It is deep….so far down inside our heart, our spirit and our thought processes that it affects our whole being, inside and out. Oh yes, we try to hide the hurt, the anger, the loneliness and disappointments of life, but it is doing damage. And the enemy of our soul, Satan, uses that to slowly destroy us, and sometimes even our belief in God.
Our church showed the new movie “GOD’S NOT DEAD” to the community last Friday and Saturday as an outreach. The storyline is mainly about a professor of philosophy at a University who requires the entire class to individually write on a paper, God is dead, and turn it in to pass the course. One young man could not do that! The point is, the professor has a deep hatred of God because He didn’t think God answered his prayer. It’s a great movie and I suggest you see it.
There are many people we come in contact with who have this destructive anger against God. Or, maybe you are questioning God. You think He really doesn’t care about what you are going through. HE DOES CARE! He does answer, but often not in the way we want Him to answer. Since He is Soverign God He knows what is best for us. We have a short period of life on this earth, and God has given us the free will to choose whether we believe in Him and His Son Jesus Christ. That faith to believe is a gift from God……do not take your faith in Him lightly. Allow Him to heal the deep hurts you harbor that make you angry with Him and others.
The REWARD is ETERNAL LIFE with a LIVING, LOVING GOD!!!
“………..pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus……”
I Timothy 6:11-13