Who hasn’t felt much anger?
Who hasn’t felt much pain?
When one has felt the weight of life
Who hasn’t felt the strain?
But undue anger stirs the soul
As bitterness does churn
It heats the coals of inner hate
And in the heart does burn
Thus joy that comes from serving
This fruit of how we live
Is then replaced with darkness
The fruit that anger gives
But one must be admonished
To see the discipline
That when our trials weigh us down
We take all things to Him
For every matter bringeth forth
The good in every man
If taken to the proper source
And left in God’s great hands
For He is our great Counselor
Our inner pain He hears
E’en though in anger we do cry
He sees through it our tears
And God will surely help us
Though time it’ll surely take
But refining is a process
For gold, He will you make
Then shine you will for all to see
God’s humbleness in you
They’ll give the glory to our Lord
When He has seen us through
~ Diane Stewart
Let us not let anger deter us from our growth in overcoming, even though it will often cause us to fall back in our progress in our struggle with our trials and/or addictions. There is a God who has suffered great persecution from others, being ridiculed, falsely accused, mocked, plotted against. He suffered mental and physical abuse from others, but His faith in His Father through His Holy Spirit helped Him to have hope and strength in Him and have courage to live His Father’s way without striking back. We can also obtain that spirit to fight the good fight, to overcome our difficulties if we come to Christ and the Father and ask forgiveness and help in our time of need. He is the God who is greater than ourselves. He took all the abuse, so that we wouldn’t have to. He suffered as many of us do, so that He could understand how we feel and be our great Intercessor to help us, hearing our cries and giving us strength in time of need. He has been there for me, and He can for you!
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
1 Peter 2:3 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Hang in there!!