James 1:19-20: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God
Wrath = Extreme anger (anger, rage, fury, outrage, spleen, vexation, displeasure, annoyance, irritation - Google Definition
What a great verse. God seems to find the perfect verse for me to read as I'm searching for answers. The clues are the there and this is how he is giving me guidance. I was reading my Dad's index cards with Bible verse on them and this verse was the one that I grabbed. My parents went to Bible study together when they were younger and were learning different verses relating to relationships and marriages.
This verse hits home for me as I can relate and also can related to some people I have close ties with who get angry fairly easily. We don't have to be angry. I've read this verse the other day and now my perceptions about anger have changed. I hope those who reach this verse will be saved from their emotional tension just a bit, because that's what it did for me. In some cases though I feel anger is necessary. This of course all depends on my situation and scenario ... interesting thought.
The Bible has so many verse and we can pretty much find anything in the Bible for whatever we are going through giving us clarity on our choices and our journey through life. I started looking for help. The Bible says God finds those who are in need of help. I was in need. I needed support, I needed direction, and I needed my Faith back. When I felt as though everything was falling apart God was there for me. He's the best and my spirit is lifted so much higher because of him.
I've been reconnecting with my Faith and as I start this new journey I want to share some verses along the way, that really hit home and relate to life itself. So excited. Enjoy.