In the last week I have seen many situations where people express violent anger. I don’t understand why it is I have witnessed it now, more than ever. Over and over again people take their anger out on someone else and it breaks my heart.
I pulled into my mom’s driveway and I overheard the neighbors, a dad cussing and yelling at his young teenage boy, demanding him to go to his room. I also heard the boy talk back, which aggravated his father even more. It lasted only seconds, but I felt the weight of their frustrations and it was overwhelming.
In another instance I went to the store and as I waited for a couple to walk to their car, so I could have their spot. I felt as if I should pray for them. They were an older couple and I am close to positive they were married. I couldn’t hear their conversation, but the way the wife would walk in front of him in a brisk fashion, glaring at him over her shoulder and seeing their arms flail at each other, made it look as if they were arguing. They left their spot and drove away, while I sat there for a moment and just prayed that God would intervene.
There were other examples, but I don’t want to rant about what I saw, rather I want to remind us all about why we should be praying for others that are angry and for ourselves, that we never hurt ourselves or others if we find anger lit in our hearts.
Anger is an emotion that even Jesus experienced. However, anger can easily led us to taking actions that could cause some serious wounds. Marriage is an easy target for the enemy to try and muster anger. Let’s NOT give him a foothold, instead submit our feelings unto the Lord! Ephesians 4:26-27 “‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”