Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life. (Eph 4:26)
I think I've told you this story before - if so, I apologise, but it was in my heart for you ... My mother had suffered a terrible heart attack and couldn't operate her newsagent shop anymore while she recovered. As such, for a few years, I would open the shop and set out the newspapers until the morning staff arrived.
Anyway, I remember immersing myself into a horrible murder trial vividly portrayed each day through the daily papers. In fact, every day, it seemed to draw me ever further in. One day I suffered a severe migraine so bad that I couldn’t get out of bed!
I was in my late 30s and had never had a headache before then, much less a migraine and couldn’t work it out!
I prayed and praised as best I could, and a few hours later, it just lifted, and I really thanked God for His Mercy.
Next day, same newspapers, same effect – migraine from Hell …!
This time it was so severe that my balance went, and I cried out to GOD with the pain and begged Him for help and release. As I lay there snivelling, a still, small voice seemed to whisper, “You willingly fill yourself with anger, judgement and all forms of ugly thoughts; what did you think would happen?”
I repented – it lifted … I will NEVER forget that experience and have walked shy of anything like it again, not wanting to give the devil that kind of foothold in my life!
Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.
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