Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil. – Psalm 37:8 (NIV)
The last year has been really hard for most of us. School hasn’t been normal, home hasn’t been normal. Shopping for groceries hasn’t been normal. This pandemic has been tough on many of us. And in the middle of all the difficulty, it can be easy to become angry.
Maybe you wish things were normal. Perhaps you’re so tired of things being virtual you’re ready to scream. We have good reason to be angry and upset about what we’ve faced this year.
However, the Bible tells us that anger left unchecked can lead us to evil. We might say something we shouldn’t out of anger, or do something we shouldn’t. One of the best things you can do is to confront your anger. Yes, you’re justified in feeling mad, but don’t let the anger boil up until it controls you.
Instead, go to God. Tell Him about the things that are bothering you. Ask Him to give you wisdom on how to deal with the circumstances you’re currently facing. With God’s help and by avoiding anger, you’ll come out of this pandemic better and closer to God as a result.