2024-04-28: Surrender — Surrender Your Bitterness

Sermon Audio: Surrender Your Bitterness
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Ephesians 4:31-32
Duration: 34:12
Size: 18.7 MB

Surrender Your Bitterness
Ephesians 4:31-32

However, the reality is that we will all get angry. As long as we are people and we live with people anger is inevitable.

But the question has to be: How do we deal with our anger? How do we keep our anger from making us bitter?

When you claim your anger as your emotion then you own it, and you are in control.

We Need to Deal With It
Take the time to process it, cool down, and start by talking to the person.

If you can’t do anything about it, perhaps you need to accept it and turn it over to God rather than letting it destroy you.

You commit the situation and person to God for His judgment and in so doing are refusing to let it eat away at your own well-being.

It was Groucho Marx who said, “Speak when you’re angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”

Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector; Love Them.

I would say that start from the top and work your way down. Name it, claim it, identify it, and deal with it. And in dealing with it you need to learn to forgive yourself.

Take your anger to God. It won’t hurt his feelings, it won’t even surprise him, he knows how you are feeling.