Tuesday, May 29, 2012

****Never Go To Bed Angry****

In the world today it so easy to become  angry about something, and anger is one of the most dangerous of emotions there are.Why? Because it's so destructive. That is why our heavenly Father wrote about anger 490 times in the Bible, He knew that anger would be a window of opportunity for our attacker to use against us. He made it abundantly clear how He felt about an angry person. In Proverbs 22:24-25

King James Version (KJV)
2Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

 In Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. And again in
 James 1:19 Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger: Not only does our loving Father tell us not to be angry but, He tells us what we need to do with our anger in

Ephesians 4:26-27 we are told:

26In your anger do not sin”d: Do not let the sun go down while you are
still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold. And if we continue on in
 Ephesians 4 :31-32

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

  He continues to instruct us in

 Ephesians 6:11 

 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Our Father knew we could not do this on our own because this is the devil's domain and we are just here to fulfill God's plan and purpose, which is why once we accepted Christ as our Savior we were filled with the Holy Spirit.

But there is a good anger, for even Jesus got angry as we see in 
 Mark 3:5

 5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

The difference is He was not angry at someone who offended Him personally, but was angered at those who were mistreating others. When we see someone being abused or mistreated, as Christians it is part of our responsibility to speak on their behalf and not turn a blinds eye. For if we do that than we are sending out the message that we agree with this unjust treatment and that just isn't so. Righteous Indignation :; is Anger towards those things that God would be angry about if He were in that situation. Well when the Holy Spirit lives within us, of course He will leap up at such an action and cause us to respond in a Godly manner, as it is God who is responding to this action within us.

That is why it is so important for us to remember that God resides on the inside of all of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior in the form of the Holy Spirit. He is here to make sure we recognize His desires for us and that the plan laid out for each of us is carried out.

So, I know for myself it is hard when I am being mistreated or attacked not to respond back in anger, however, as soon as I do I feel awful because I know I just lost a battle to the attacker and let him slip in a window. That being said, I immediately get down on my knee and ask for forgiveness so that the window slams shut and he can no longer pull in the tornado that always accompanies him.

I hope this helps all of us in our upcoming week especially mine as the attacker has been on overtime in this particular area. And though I may be quick to forgive and let go I am still reacting to the initial assault.We know God already acknowledges we are going to sin and lose some battles, but He has already forgiven us for them all, and if we can remember that, than we too, can forgive ourselves and stop the attacker from having control for any length of time.

I hope the below poem form my upcoming book " Poems of the Eternal Heart a Daily Devotional" bring you inspiration and encouragement. May we all be filled with the strength and wisdom of the Holy Spirit and May our loving Father continually wrap us all in His loving embrace, and remember keep that armor on. Love, light, hugs and prayers Patricia xx

When God Is Our Home

Although it may might look sunny,
we  need to protect ourselves from the heat,
so we keep our doors and windows shut,
knowing, we can't compete,

with the consequences that lurk outside,
disguised by the shinning sun,
we realize it may harm us,
so we stay still and do not run..

For many things look beautiful,
and yet they can cause us harm,
as our attacker goes to many lengths,
to deceive us with his charm.

If we think of God as our home,
and find refuge from within,
than it will be a constant reminder,
of why Jesus died for every sin.

So on those days when we're not sure,
we need to always keep in mind,
that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
are never far behind.......

Patricia VanDenburg©


  1. love this....
    If we think of God as our home,
    and find refuge from within,
    than it will be a constant reminder,
    of why Jesus died for every sin.
    Thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring words. always need encouragement and help. i thank God for guiding and giving me you! love, marg

  2. Thanks Margaret so glad the Holy Spirit brought you what you needed big hugs love and prayers always <3