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ANGER ISN'T ALWAYS SINFUL, but it can be an indicator of what's going on in your heart. Righteous anger is when you are outraged at an injustice and then use that passionate drive to defend others. Sinful anger is often the result of wounded pride, which can drive you to defend yourself and attack the person who has wronged you, rather than attacking the underlying problem. As you read these promises, ask God to speak to you about the anger you're experiencing. Is there someone you need to forgive or perhaps a situation that calls for grace?
NEHEMIAH 9:17 | You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love.
PSALM 103:8 | The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
PROVERBS 15:1 | A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
PROVERBS 19:11 | Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
ROMANS 12:19 | Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, "'I will take revenge; I will pay them back,' says the Lord."
EPHESIANS 4:26-27 | "Don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
EPHESIANS 4:31-32 | Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
JAMES 1:19-20 | Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
ANXIETY IS AN EMOTIONAL response to situations that feel outside our control. It can be a mental state or a physical response — and both can paralyze us with feelings of worry over the unknown. God knows that we will face situations that make us uneasy, nervous, and even fearful. He has given us many promises that we can cling to when our worries overwhelm us. Remember God is with you, desires to take care of you, is trustworthy, and is your safe place in the storms of life. Think of these promises as his comforting embrace and calming presence to you. Let your heart rest in these truths.
PSALM 37:5 | Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
PSALM 46:1-3 | God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
PSALM 55:22 | Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you.
PSALM 145:14 | The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
ISAIAH 26:3 | You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
JEREMIAH 17:7-8 | Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.
PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 | Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
THE GREATEST BLESSINGS ARE far more valuable than money or possessions. They come in the form of family, relationships, peace of heart, comfort, and the confidence of eternal life. When you belong to Christ, you understand that all you are and all you have are gifts to be used to bless others. Focus on what God has done for you, and then use your current circumstances to encourage and help others. As you bless them, you will begin to see the amazing good that can come from your own life.
2 SAMUEL 7:29 | May it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you have spoken, and when you grant a blessing to your servant, O Sovereign Lord, it is an eternal blessing!
PSALM 31:19 | How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
PSALM 84:11 | The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.
JEREMIAH 17:7 | Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
GALATIANS 6:9 | Let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.
REVELATION 21:7 | All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings.
Excerpted from "Bible Promises To Live By"
Copyright © 2018 Ronald A. Beers.
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Table of Contents
ETERNAL LIFE, 35,
FINDING GOD, 59,
GOD'S LOVE, 79,
HELP FROM GOD, 109,
HOLY SPIRIT, 111,
JESUS CHRIST, 127,
LIVING FOR GOD, 141,
LOVING GOD, 149,
LOVING OTHERS, 151,
POWER OF GOD, 181,
PRESENCE OF GOD, 187,
SET APART, 221,
STARTING OVER, 237,
TROUBLED TIMES, 253,
TRUSTING GOD, 257,
WILL OF GOD, 265,
WORD OF GOD, 271,