We may not think about the issue everyday, but it’s there. That thought pattern that plays over and over in our minds. A cruel word or action, a lack of sensitivity on the part of someone that should be very sensitive of our feelings.
Underlying anger can paralyze our ability to function as a healthy person. It often stems from feeling fearful and helpless or just frustrated about not getting our way in a situation.
Often underlying anger is lurking in our marriages. We can pretend it’s not there, but the cutting comments and quick rebuttals prove it’s presence.
Instead of ignoring it and hoping it will go away in your marriage, I encourage you to choose forgiveness.
Forgiving is not forgetting, but it is letting go of the pain. Choosing to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. We don’t forgive others because they deserve it, we forgive out of obedience and faith, trusting that God is smarter than we are.
Matt 18:21-22 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. NIV
Lord, You know how much _____(this person or event)____ has been hurting me, please help me to forgive. As I lay this offense at Your feet, I confess Your words from Mark 11:25 “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins” and I receive the forgiveness You promise me. Thank you Lord for setting me free!
I’m praying for our marriages, Sue