Divorce is not a Dirty Word
Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:4-5
Have you ever noticed how singing can change your attitude? Well, it does for me. I can be really down or angry, but when I start singing something begins to change. I never knew it was a biblical thing until a couple of years ago. All I know is that throughout my entire life, when things are going bad -- I start singing.
This week we will be talking about anger. Anger, in and of itself isn't bad. However, how we handle anger is. God gets angry. Yet, as today's scripture says, "his anger lasts only a moment." Now, who can say how long a moment is with God? I certainly can't.
Yet, what we need to learn is that anger can be constructive or destructive. The fuel of anger can ignite us into good works. We may not start out doing them for the right reasons, but eventually maybe those feelings will catch up and become right.
From time to time you will get angry with your ex, maybe even your kids, but that doesn't mean you are a wicked, evil ...bad person. You are simply a person who is angry. Give yourself a break. If you need to ¾ go ahead and cry. As we learned, anger turned inward leads to depression.