There are some people whose personalities run hot and cold and the least little thing can upset them. The sad thing is, that when pushed too far . . . they explode like an erupting volcano! Usually, eruptions are followed by shame, regret and remorse. Unfortunately, words once spoken can never be taken back and actions can never be undone. Most people, if they waited, and calmed down, would never respond in the same way. The Bible gives wise advice in Psalm 4:4, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” And in Proverbs 14:29, “People with understanding, control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.” The plain truth is; Anger ruins relationships and worse, separates us from our Lord and Savior. Lives can be destroyed over one impulsive action just because of a bad temper. If we really want to be more like Jesus, we need to pray for His sweet spirit to dwell within us. The Bible says in “Nahum 1:3, “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power.” Determine today to fight the volcano with God’s power, claiming Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Romans 12:19- Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Ephesians 4:26- “In your anger do not sin”. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27- and do not give the devil a foothold.
Proverbs 29:22- An angry person stirs up conflict,
and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
Ecclesiastes 7:9- Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,
for anger resides in the lap of fools.
Brenda Walsh Ministries