He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. Proverbs 14:29
Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath… James 1:19
Let all… wrath… be put away from you. Ephesians 4:31
For wrath killeth the foolish man. Job 5:2
I share these verses with you to highlight the issue of wrath.
Wrath, as defined in the Oxford Dictionary, is “extreme anger”.
For some of us it might be a constant battle whilst for the rest of us it might fester itself and just creep up on you out of nowhere.
Either way, you need to know that wrath is not of God.
Wrath, when you find yourself in its midst, is stifling, negative and repressive.
You might even get dragged down the path so far before you’re able to get back on the right path but it’s okay, just as long as you get back.
Pray against wrath and its impact. Pray for any wrath- related issues that they will be destroyed in Jesus’ name. Declare your victory over wrath and its stronghold so that when it comes knocking you will be stronger than before.
Don’t allow wrath to bring you down.
Don’t let wrath hinder you.
Remember that the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God (James 1:20). Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil (Psalm 37:8).
Remember, wrath is not of God. Anything that makes you feel that bad could never be from the author of creation, our saviour, our friend. Anything that leads you to evil could never be from our God.
Yes, the choices we make or are close to making might seem right at the time but remember, the way of the fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise (Proverbs 12:15).
Bring it to God before, during and after.
Don’t get caught up in the lies of the deceiver.
Don’t let wrath turn your head.
Hold on to God because Your life is in His hands.