Emotions and Attitudes: Anxiety & Anger

In the past I ignored the warning lights on the dashboard of my car when I should have been checking under the hood to see what was wrong. Sometimes we ignore our emotions and heart attitudes when we should treat them as warning lights that something deep down inside of us is wrong. So what do our emotions and attitudes tell us about what is going on inside of us?

When I am anxious or angry, in my heart I am saying, “God, I can handle this situation better that you.” In my anxiety and anger, my heart rages against God’s providence, His holy, wise and powerful governing of all of my life circumstances. My heart gets anxious or angry because I am not receiving the outcome that I must have. If that goal isn’t reached, I am finished, broken, dead or worthless. Our anxiety and anger says, “God, your Fatherly kindness and protection are nice, but I also need this other thing to feel safe and secure.”

Pray: Sovereign Lord, help me today to be content with what you have generously provided for me. Help me to remember your promise, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” I want to trust you as my Helper and knowing that you are on my side, I can face life courageously with an open heart to Your Will. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Published by John Estorge


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