Release Your Anger Daily – Ephesians 4: 26

Ephesians 4: 26

26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

We have all been angry and sometimes we either intentionally or unintentionally hold onto that anger far too long.

The author is telling us that although we may be angry, we cannot let it fester. If we don’t work the anger out, then we are letting in the sin. We are allowing the enemy to have a place within us.

The longer we hold onto anger, the more it grows and with that, we allow Satan and his host to work in us with free reign.

By using the author’s example time line, he is suggesting that our wrath must be worked out and dissipated before the end of each day. When the anger is dealt with and truly put in its place within this time frame, there is no foothold for the enemy to latch upon.

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Jehovah-Shalom

Thank you Lord for being such an amazing God. In you I can always find a way to deal with every situation I am faced with, including anger.

Sometimes Lord, I want to hold onto the anger. I’ve been hurt in such a way that the anger is the only thing that keeps me going.

I know that holding it is exactly what the enemy wants. I know Satan is using it to keep my mind occupied. I know better Lord, but he gets in right away, before I have a chance to make the proper and right choices.

Please always help me to see that this is a huge lie from Satan. He jumps in immediately and builds on my feelings. I can feel my heart begin to race, my thoughts run rampant and my blood pressure rises. The enemy is using my hurt and building on it. It’s his main job to keep me from finding a more peaceful way to work out the situation. He does not want me to have the opportunity to call out to you Lord, so he comes in very quickly and in full force.

The enemy knows that when I turn to you I can find true peace. Peace within and without. However, being deprived of you, my anger continues to grow and I will eventually be consumed with a vehement desire to keep the anger alive.

In these situations, I need your help Lord. Please come to my aid. Don’t allow my anger to grow. Help me to forgive immediately (or ask for forgiveness immediately) because with forgiveness, understanding and love, you can help me to let go of the anger before it consumes me.

There is another way the enemy gets a foothold. Sometimes I may believe that I have let go of the anger, but if truthful, I may only show peace on the outside but the anger has actually begun the process of burrowing inside of me.

Help me Lord to find the true peace, the inner peace, the peace that passes understanding. In you, I can find peace, love and forgiveness, in a situation where peace usually can’t be found.

You have so many wonderful attributes that I can cling to while working at letting go of my anger.

Father, you are my peace. The Lord that gives peace, the Lord who brings peace, the Lord who is my peace.

Jehovah-Rapha , which means “the LORD who heals, the LORD who is able to bind up the broken-hearted and the LORD who is able to heal the wounds.”

I am thankful Jehovah-Rapha that you are my Lord.

Thank you.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray,

Amen

One and Only Wise God – Know Him and Praise Him

1 TIMOTHY 1:17

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen

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Paul recognized the one and only wise God and he wanted people to understand and to praise Him as well. When teaching others about the Lord, Paul included some of these attributes that he knew God to be: King eternal, immortal and invisible to our eyes, but not to our hearts. Paul worshipped the one and only wise God and wanted to make sure the people understood that he did not worship or even believe in other gods nor idols.

Why is He the one and only wise God?

Why did Paul say our Father was the one and only wise God? In Paul’s era (and even today) there had always been other gods in this world, however, those gods are mostly carved by men, out of gold, wood, or other materials . These gods could not see, hear, speak or even help people, and yet they were continually worshipped.

Paul praised the Heavenly God and encouraged others to do the same, because the one and only wise God can see, hear, lead and guide us. Also God sent his only Son to earth in human form, to experience everything as a human. Jesus was crucified and rose again to life to become our Saviour, which is something that no other god has ever been able to accomplish (death followed by resurrection). Because God is made up of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), no other god has the understanding of human life like the God of Heaven .

Unlike other gods, our Father is the one and only wise God, who deserves our admiration and respect because he is the Alpha and the Omega and will continue to be so, evermore. He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end. For Christians today, He is the one and only wise God. He deserves reverence and our honour, praise and glory for eternity!

How can I find this unique, wise God?

God may be invisible to our eyes but it’s important for us to look at him with our faith and hearts. When we look with these, we know, without doubt that He is there. It’s important that we worship and follow God in the same way as Paul did; being thankful that He is in our lives, guiding, nurturing, teaching, leading and loving us.

Paul was singing praises to Him, and telling others that He is truly the one and only wise God. When we choose Him we will want to worship him, with thanks, glory and honour; happily, completely, and with knowledge that God is working in us every day of our lives.

My prayer for 1 Timothy 1:17

HEAVENLY FATHER, the only wise God

It is my pleasure to praise you today and every day.

Father, you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Every step I take, I am reminded of how you walk with me. I pray that when I look at you with my heart and with love. I pray that I will realize that because of your deep love for me, you are always standing with me, regardless of the situation.

You are very worthy of my love and honour. You are worthy of my prayers. May my heart always be open to you Lord. May I always remember that it is my privilege to worship and honour you, for who you are.

Draw me closer to you. Please fill my heart to overflow with your love, so that I in turn, can be your representative today, as Paul was in his time, telling others of your magnificence.

I bless your Holy name.

In the name of your son, I pray.

Amen