What makes you angry? What makes you cry?
“Touched by an Angel?”
The new drum set the kid next door just bought?
Anger is zeal or wrath with the right focus. Whatever we permit will continue; good or bad.
Spewing verbal nonsense at your spouse for beating you at Spades might not be such a good idea.
Kicking the neighbor’s dog for using your yard as a bathroom might get you a visit from The Humane Society.
Through the ages great men and women hated/and or grieved certain issues so much they did what they could to change them.
Moses hated slavery.
David wasn’t too fond of a Philistine giant.
Solomon hated ignorance.
Paul hated legalism.
Albert Einstein hated the violin.
Many issues today grieve me. Some I hate. For instance:
How the church is being persecuted.
I grieve over abortion, those deceived into homosexuality, injustice.
I hate human trafficking, violence and crime; abuse, dictatorships and bullying.
I hate the possible results of drunk driving.
I grieve over orphans, the homeless and sick; war, starving people, and the terminally ill.
I grieve for those who are depressed, addicted, heartbroken or suicidal; oppressed, innocent and downtrodden.
I absolutely hate cigarettes. And raspberries.
I hate/grieve over what is happening to our nation.
I grieve over the pain and agony Jesus suffered for me.
Miraculous changes are often the result of motivated God fearing anger.
Healing of the wounded or afflicted can be end products of the fire of a grieving heart.
So, you ask,
If God wants any of us to act, he will equip us to fulfill his calling.
Mark 6:46: “And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.”
If we are unable to physically deliver on a need, then pray. Pray and pray some more.
Who knows. Maybe we can change the world.
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