Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.—Psalm 37:8
While anger is allowed, men are encouraged by the writer to reign it and refrain from it. For man's anger never usually ends good but bad. And why? Because the slow brewing of our emotions is a pack of wild horses that is hard to reign in once it breaks into a full stride. And, unlike God's wrath, our wrath is unjust and evil, leaving destruction in its path. But what signals the eruption of man's anger—it's fretting! So stop allowing everyday annoyances to grind at your heart, soul, and mind till finally, you erupt.
DO THIS: Don't fret today. And if something makes you fret, turn it off or turn away.
PRAY THIS: God, I have been irritated, frustrated, and just downright angry. The world and my life are causing excessive fretting. Help me to get controlled by being controlled by you.
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