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Bringing Anger to a Fruitful End

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I’m reading a book called “Getting Past What You’ll Never Get Over” by John Westfall. In the chapter on Anger he says:

“When the unfairness of life, the meanness of people, the pain of rejection, or the shock of tragedy threatens to overwhelm us, anger is God’s gift for self-preservation. It can help us stand up and step forward toward our good future. But unconfessed, it can undermine our relationships, destroy our health, blind us to reality, and hold us back from living in freedom.”1

Joseph in the Bible is a great example of someone who embraced the bigger picture of his life and became a vessel for the glory of God. He let go of past affliction and thoughts of revenge for a path through the cross to a fruitful end.

Am I willing to be more than a spectator of the cross by letting my grievances die with Christ that I may enter into my destiny and experience fruitfulness? Thank God for His revelation through Joseph. I am determined to cultivate a lifestyle of glorifying God even under trial.

I am amazed at how God shines light on a dark spot in my heart but doesn’t’ just leave me there to die in guilt. He gives direction out of that pit after confession and cleansing.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Westfall, John F.. Getting Past What You’ll Never Get Over (p. 144). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition1

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