June 30, 2021

Getting angry at circumstances beyond our control

Have you ever found yourself yelling at the TV out of frustration with the news or getting worked up over a political issue in the facebook comments section?  

In this polarizing climate that we live in, we find ourselves fighting one another more than ever now that we are all interconnected.  If we look at the elections of this century, all sorts of narratives have emerged that people fight over.  First George W Bush was a war criminal, then it Obama wasn’t a US Citizen, after that it was Trump let Russia hack the election, now it is Biden stole the election.

We work ourselves up over events that we have no control over…elections are one example, sports could be another, or just any given event in the news cycle can seemingly get someone fired up.  

Today’s verse reminds us to submit to God’s providence

Ecc 7:13  Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked?

Another way to look at this is like the saying goes; let God and let God.  When we surrender the worries and the cares of the world to God, life becomes much less burdensome.   

Christ also reminds us of this in the New Testament, and this a great verse to remember when we find ourselves being overanxious about events we ultimately have no control over

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Something to think on when we find ourselves getting angry by circumstances beyond our control, instead of getting mad, realize that God is sovereign and this is all part of His divine plan.  


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