30/30 Challenge: Day 6

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I spent at least an hour this morning flipping through my Bible; studying topics I really need to go over. Namely anger and forgiveness.

I won’t bore you with the all the details, but I’m in a situation that didn’t go according to my plan and I do find myself getting worked up and bitter when I think too much about it.

At first I prayed to “get over it.” I spent at least a good month praying every night for God to fix me. To make me happy so I could go on ’bout my business.

Starting out, my thoughts were:

I want to not be a selfish vindictive grump, God fix me! What? In order to change, I have to change?! That doesn’t make sense…

After a month of trying to pray my problems away, I finally got the message. 😛

Since I am committed to making a change, I’ve been spending a lot of time writing relevant scriptures and applying them. My goal is to submerge myself so deeply in God’s word that there’s no room in my life for that sneaky snake in the grass, Satan, to slither in.

These are the verses I’ve found most helpful for anger:

  • In your anger do not sin; when you are on your bed, search your heart and be silent. (Psalm 4:4)
  • Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret- it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. (Psalm 37:8-9)
  • A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. (Proverbs 29:11)

And you know… since I’ve started studying these, I’m able to stop myself from getting all upset. There is power in the pages of a Bible. You just have to be willing to access it.

*Rae

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14 thoughts on “30/30 Challenge: Day 6

  1. Well put, friend, well put! I used to think God was okay. Then He changed my life and now, I’m all aboard the “God is good” train. Thanks for your comment (:

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  2. Kurt Frazier Sr. says:

    (Romans 15:13) Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. (KJV)

    (Philippians 4:19) But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (KJV)

    Thanks for the like on my blog. I will be praying for you

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  3. Great article Rae, really encouraging. I’m also immersing myself in God’s Word by writing relevant passages on cards then letting them seep into my mind, heart and soul by reading them over and over.

    God bless you, keep writing. 🙂

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  4. As you get your eyes on Jesus, and off your problems, they will get smaller, and He will get larger. John the baptist in John 3:30 said “he must increase, but I must decrease”. That applies to every Christian.

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  5. What we focus on is what we will feed. When we neglect what we need to, we will starve it. God says He will keep us in perfect peace who’s mind is stayed on Him. You are doing right by trying to stay in as much word as you can because once you have a revelation about the situation, “Bamb!” You will know that it was from our Lord Jesus. He only wants the best for His children and sometimes things don’t work out because He knows the end result and that may not be the best for you. Trust Him. He loves you. Stop beating yourself up.

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