HOW CAN I PRAY WHEN I’M SO ANGRY?

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”  How true.  Anger is not only a negative emotion, it’s non-productive.  When we’re angry our adrenaline starts to pump, our demeanor changes, our body language is altered, we are irrational and thoughtless.  How can we approach God with these things going on in our head?

I think this is probably one of the best times to pray.  Prayer is a time for us to bring all our cares, our fears, our frustrations and anger along with our thanksgiving and praise.  We shouldn’t be afraid to ask God to help us with all our struggles.  In fact He invites us to do so.

The Psalms are filled with many examples of David’s lashing out in anger through his prayers. He rails against his enemies.  He shouts for their destruction and screams for vengeance.  That doesn’t normally fit the Christian view of turning the other cheek, but it surely demonstrates the close relationship David had with God.  He didn’t hold back.  He told it like it was and God gave him peace through his prayers.

We have all been invited to turn to our Creator in all circumstances. He knows everything about us.  He knows our fears and doubts as well as all of our weaknesses.  He perceives our deepest thoughts and He loves us in spite of them. 

Thank you, Lord, for your invitation to call on you in every trouble.  You are the only One who truly knows what is going on in my heart and mind.  You lift me up when I’m down; you encourage me when I have doubts; you stay with me when I’m lonely or fearful; you love me with a love I can never understand.  Knowing that, I have confidence that you will accept my prayers – even when I’m angry.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to HOW CAN I PRAY WHEN I’M SO ANGRY?

  1. The Lord is truly The Best Listener and Consoler and Confidante. Thanks!!!

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  2. Excellent post! Amen, Cate

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