Proverbs 16:32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
The greatest war that I have ever fought is the war within me. Its challenging not to let anger rage and words of flames incinerate those who offend me. It’s easy to fell offended when its time for promotion and my name is not called. I so easily feel taken advantage of by others, but its anger that tries to manipulate me. Anger shouts and fills my head with noise so I can not hear reason. Anger floods my veins with fire and so consumes my compassion. Anger’s proud voice tries to mimic my own and says you have a right and they have none. But who am I but ash and dust?
Father, I thank you for the gift of anger and the understanding that anger is for danger; not for me to become a danger to those undeserving. Help me to become mighty in self-control and great in perseverance. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be ever filtered by your great grace and your mighty mercy towards me. Amen