I don't know about you, but I have been dealing with anger a lot lately. There is a lot to be angry about these days, such as rising costs with short paychecks, many injustices in the world, and the fallout of COVID hysteria, which has claimed lots of lives (including many dearly loved ones).

Many of us are experiencing our normal lives slipping through our hands, and we don't like it. At the core, we want to control our lives and not leave them in God's hands.

I know that I am supposed to trust that God is in control, but how do I stop from being so angry? The Lord has impressed on me lately the discipline of "humbling myself". Remember that Jesus our Messiah humbled Himself in excruciating pain and extreme humiliation to secure our redemption.

"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." (Philippians 2:4-8)

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:6-7)

As believers, we need to look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. He loves and cares for us. Before we go to bed at night, we should lay all of our anger down at the foot of the cross. Your soul and physical body will thank you.

Mildred's Gospel Corner