When Scripture to Battle Anger Doesn’t Work
What Do You Do When God’s Word Doesn’t Work?
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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16
If you’ve battled anger for any length of time, you’ve probably memorized or have been told to memorize a verse to use in combating anger.
While this is a great thing, it’s not a “magic fix”. So let’s talk about when it doesn’t work.
God’s word? Not working? Are you wondering what I could mean?
Stick with me.
There are times in battling anger that simply knowing, repeating and even memorizing God’s word isn’t enough to help in a situation and this is why.
We choose our flesh over His help and we don’t use it.
Here’s my recent … ahem… real life example.
I have a verse (actually 2) that I use to battle anger. My children do as well. When my oldest and I had a struggle of epic proportions the other day, we both failed. We took on all flesh and neither one of us referred back to our verse or even prayed for strength. When looking back at how we got to the awful point we were at, it was clear.
We didn’t use the tools God has given us.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
But we can’t give up.
Yes, God’s word is living, active and powerful. Yes, His will and His word will be accomplished in our lives.
But using scripture to battle anger is only going to “work” when His word meshes with our heart.
We are missing out on an amazing weapon to battle our sin and condemnation if we don’t make use of the gift of scripture He has given us.
The only time Scripture doesn’t work for me is when I choose my flesh instead.
Yes, Mom, Read it. Pray it. Memorize it. Meditate on it. Surround yourself with His word.
But is it worth living life His way?
Without a doubt.
Keep going, Mom. Don’t give up the fight!
Don’t leave without some practical tips if you need some help in How To Battle Anger Biblically.
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